10.06.2008

Happy Birthday, Dad!

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Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. 
~Proverbs 17:6

I don't think either of my parents read this blog (but maybe I'm wrong), but I just wanted to say that I'm so thankful for both of them!  Needless to say, parents probably have a more extensive impact on a person's life than anyone else.  They're there at all those important milestones: a first birthday, learning to ride a bike without training wheels, the first piano recital, etc. However, in my case, my parents helped make sure I met even more important benchmarks: They took me to church and taught me about my wonderful Saviour.  They were excited when I trusted Jesus Christ.  They taught me the importance of sharing the gospel with a lost and dying world.  They instilled in me the importance of reading my Bible every day.  The list could go on and on.  

There are so many people with fathers who aren't involved, fathers who don't care how their children spend their time.  I could have had one of those dads.  Praise the Lord that I didn't!  I had a father who corrected me when I needed it and always showed  (and still does) me that he loved me!  

Thanks, Dad!  I love you!

4 comments:

simplysanctified said...

What a sweet post! And your wedding picture is beautiful! :)

Amanda said...

What a beautiful tribute to your father!

~Tori~ said...

Happy birthday!!

Sorry this is a bit late!

Mommy said...

I sure do hope your parents read your blog! It would touch your dad to read such a sweet tribute to him.