Sunday, June 19, 2011

About my daddy.....

I know I had promised to write about celebration foods, but I've had too much weekend and suddenly, I find myself in Father's day mode.  This morning, baby girl and I got up and fixed my husbands favorite breakfast and gave him his gifts.  Baby girl, who is a VERY thoughtful Five year old, chose boxing gloves and a 13x13 outdoor canopy for her daddy.  She reasoned that the boxing gloves would help him get in shape (which he desires) and the canopy could allow him to fish at the lake in the rain!  She knows him so well....and he was well pleased :)  This afternoon, we will be going to my parents house to celebrate Father's day with my dad.  Yes, we will be having celebration foods!!  See y'all, I totally worked that in!!!  Lol.

Y'all know I tend to have lengthy posts and this will probably be no different.  Days like today remind me how blessed I am.  My father is the epitome of father.  He is loving, Godly, committed to my mother and his children, hard-working, a wonderful provider and a disciplinarian as needed.  My parents have three daughters, myself being the oldest.  Not to sound facetious, but their children have turned out VERY well.  I don't believe in luck, so it has to be a mixture of our loving upbringing and lots of prayers on my mammas part.  My youngest sister is only 21 but she owns her own home and Five acres, has a wonderful husband and is working very hard at her goal of becoming an RN.  She is compassionate, intelligent and one of my best friends.  The middle sister has already accomplished her goal of becoming a nurse and is back in school working towards being a nurse practitioner.  I am currently a stay at home mom who is in school plugging away at a degree in dental hygiene.  Mom and dad have raised three very successful young ladies whom all love the lord and cherish family.  I give my dad a huge amount of credit in this as he thrived in his role of head of the household. 

"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself."Ephesians 5:20-21; 25-33a

I added the above scripture because I think it is so important.  As a young child, I watched how my mother was treated with constant respect and I felt secure.  I just knew that our family was forever and that I was safe in our little country home.  My father, without even realizing it probably, was building the groundwork in my heart for my future husband.  I began praying for a man like my daddy.  At the age of 17, I found that man.  Sometimes I think I should have a been more specific in my prayer because I had hoped he would come along a bit later in my life.  God does have a sense of humor and reminds us that he know best.  My husband is so much like my daddy it's scary!  This morning I was laying in bed and smiling to myself.....our daughter is independent, bossy at times and outgoing.  You know what that tells me?  She is secure!!  She is learning the value of commitment and Christ-centered love and I am so thankful.  Today, I give thanks for the two earthly daddies I have in my daddy and my husband.  I hope everyone is taking some time out to cherish the wonderful daddies in their lives.  Let's not forget to spend a little extra time in prayer and praise today for our heavenly daddy.  He is the reason for all things good in our lives.

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  ~Clarence Budington Kelland

1 comment:

  1. Love this one! Love you, your sisters, and your Momma and Daddy!