Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Children who have trouble finding God in their fathers often have trouble finding a Father in their God."

I heard this quote in my human development class, and it ardently reminded me of how very lucky I am. My Mom is the bomb and I say that all the time, but I think I often forget to mention how amazing my Dad is.
Aren't my parents foxy?
I have never had trouble finding righteous qualities in my father. He is the most reverent, patient, forgiving, honest, humble, gentle man I have ever met. (That's not to say he is a wimp. He's also a very manly man.) He has never raised his voice in anger at any of his children. I have never known him to have ever held a grudge, and I've never heard him speak poorly of anyone who's ever wronged him. He is constantly working to better his home, his life, his family and himself. I love and respect my Dad very much. He works soooo hard for his family and I know he does his best to keep us out of harm's way. He is a great example and an excellent dad, and an awesome person in general.

I am so lucky that it has been so easy to find God in my father, because in turn it has not been hard to find a Father in my God.


  1. i love dad. he is the best dad we could ever have asked for. i especially love how he still owns that shirt 15 years later.

  2. Hi girlfriend! How are you doing? I have missed you! Love you!

  3. Tender! That second picture (I think it's of him and shelly) made me remember when we went to see mom and michelle in the hospital for the first time, and when you held her, you kept going, "UH, mom... mom... MOM...MOM I THINK SHE'S GONNA BARF ON ME!"

  4. hahaha. baby barf was one of my biggest fears. any time she opened her mouth I freaked out lol