A phone call, that is nice. But it doesn't feel enough or even as if that is a "gift".
I could mention that my dad is the BEST DAD in the whole world. But everyone says that, and even though there is much truth in those words, what would make mine anymore different?
I have mentioned all of the cherish memories of my time with my dad I treasure. I know it never gets old for him, and how I love remembering them ... but I want this year to be something different.
I could dig out the pictures and make a memory video for him ... but I did that for Mom, how can I make my dad stand out?
What about a present to send? Truthfully I wouldn't know what to get. Whatever he may need, my mom gets him. I just get lost in the shopping isles, and nothing speaks to the depth of my love for my dad.
I go through this challenge every year. My heart is in the right place, but the action just doesn't back it up.
What surprises me about my dad is how great of a dad he is. Hear me out, making such a statement. I have heard the challenges and even pain that my dad went through as he grew up in his home, and enduring the dad he had. I see my dad as an overcomer. He not only chose not to be like his father, but take the role of father seriously and be the very dad he wanted. He didn't hear how proud his father was of him ... but Dad, I am very proud of you! He didn't have a father rooting him on in all his accomplishments ... but Dad, I am your biggest fan!
As I struggle this year of what to give you, praying about it. God gave me the very gift to give him. I receive devotions everyday. And this one took the feelings in my heart and put it on paper ... all I had to do was give it to you. So with everything in me, I give you these words and a huge hug over the many miles that separate us. Because of your love for me that you have shared with me, I am able to understand more of God's love. You are a big part of my testimony and why I have the faith I have today. Thank you Dad!
JUNE 13, 2014
Thank You, Dad