Category Archives: Father’s Day

Jon Loves His Daddy

Just when Scott thought his life couldn’t get any better,
with three daughters and a son,
he had another son.
A son so fiesty, ambitious, rambunctious, adorable and hyper,
it sometimes made his Gramma shudder.
He was a spittin’ image of his Daddy.
And spittin’ image is the correct terminology,
since the men in my family
have this thing about spitting into water.
The famous measuring during a hug-
I know he is wondering when he will be as tall,
or taller,
thank his Daddy.
Sons always want to be like their Daddy’s,
and the kids know their Daddy
is a man worth measuring up to.
Jon’s portrait of Daddy
If Dad’s really had ten fingers on each hand,
wouldn’t a back scratch feel
AWESOME?
Jon was four years old at the time.
I think that circle around the middle is supposed to be
Dad’s chubby tummy.
This was while he still ate chips and didn’t exercise.
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One thing I remember about Father’s Day (well any holiday that involves cards) and always will is Dad is big into cards, homemade cards especially.
Someone in our family (who shall be nameless) is notorious for running downstairs right before card time and scribbling out a card.
So, this Father’s Day I made a trophy and super nice card, I put those away and gave him a beat up lined piece of paper that had chicken scratches saying – Happy Father’s Day Love you-Jon.
He took it serious at first, read it and set it down. Then I whipped out the card and trophy and gave it to him, everyone started laughing hysterically. But, I appreciate Dad for wanting a nice homemade card that’s sentimental.

I Love You, Dad!
Happy Belated Father’s Day!



Jon
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Daniel Loves His Daddy

Since Daniel is busy
being a grown-up young man,
and didn’t get his Daddy assignment done
for Father’s Day,
I still want to post the pics.
Scott was so thrilled to have his first son.
Like a true Minnesotan,
Daddy could hardly wait to take his son hunting…
…and fishing.
Those nightime snuggles,
turned into man-to-man hugs.
Where did the years go?
Daniel won his first art award
for drawing a picture of his Daddy and of Jesus.
Happy Belated Father’s Day, Dad!
I Love You!
*****
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and Jana.

Jana Loves Her Daddy

To Daddy from Jana

 
Jana was four years old, and her portrait is hilarious.
The hair is accurate, but we always laughed about the spoon.
 We also love his knees.
Maybe because that is the height she was at the time,
that is what she was seeing.
Read on to see how her vision of her Daddy
changed over the years.
*****
To Daddy from Jana

Being the oldest isn’t always the funnest role in the family,
especially the oldest girl.
My Dad and I fought many battles growing up…
Jeans below the belly button? *gasp* NO WAY!
Eyeliner? “It will just make you look goth.”

Having an opinionated girl was all new territory for everyone.
I didn’t know how to be a teenager and
Dad was trying to figure out how to relate to me!
Dad teases me quite often with words that I said when I was little,

“Me do myself.”

Those three words pretty much sum me up.

There’s one word that sums my Dad up –

LOVE.
Looking back over my life,
I see over and over again
 his demonstration of his love to me.
And not just the lovey-dovey love.

Love when it seems impossible to love someone.

Love when he wanted to rip my head off.

Love when his heart was breaking.

Love when my heart was breaking.

Love when he didn’t have any love left in him.

Unconditional love.
My attitude of “me do myself” gets me into trouble.
A lot.
But Dad stood,
 and continues to stand,
 by me.

He didn’t agree with paths I had chosen,
but he would continually show me love.

A text message. An email.

Constant little reminders he was never leaving me.

He gave me a glimpse of how the heavenly Father loves.

He taught me how I should love.

Love is action.

Dad’s actions speak louder
than anything he could ever say to me.
Except, when he says, “I love you with all my heart.”
I melt like a Popsicle on the 4th of July.

And now not only does my Dad continue to Love me,
he is loving on my husband and two kiddos.

What an answer to prayer!

If you know our story,
you know that Dad had to the right
 to pull out the shot gun.

Instead, he opened his big heart,
(how does he still have so much room after me?)
 and his arms, and welcomed Aaron in.

I know it was hard for him.
I could see it in his eyes and graying hair.

But underneath,
I saw his Love starting to pour out.
I saw our Heavenly Father shining through Dad,
helping him love.
Dad’s love has supported me and
helped me grow into the young lady I am today.

I know it wasn’t easy but he really has let “Me do Myself.”

He showed me how to turn that into something good.

Now I want, “Me do together with the Lord.”

He has taught me how to forgive.

He has taught me how to reach people.

He has taught me how to be a witness.

He has taught me how to live out a life of love.

He has taught me how to show love to my family.

He taught me how to love by loving me with All His Heart.

Dad, I love you with all my heart.

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Read the other love letters to Daddy by
Rebekah
Bethany
Grace

Grace Loves Her Daddy

To Daddy from Grace
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Dear Dad,

Father’s Day is ridiculous
I think we should spend everyday celebrating you,
not just one day every year.
But since it only comes once a year,
today is a special day.  
I want you to know that I feel sorry for all the girls out there
who don’t have you for a father.
You have taught me so many things,
and I know I can always look to you for advice
or money..hehe.
You are always willing to give a hand when I’m in trouble,
and I appreciate that.
I think my favorite memory of us is when I was younger
you would take me on a date to get your hair cut Saturday mornings,
and afterwards you would take me out to breakfast.
Just a few of the many things you have taught me are:
 to love the Bible,
make eggs the ‘right’ way,
the correct position for my arms while running,
 and to love Duke University’s basketball team.

You are truly a man of God and a great father,
and I am so blessed to be your daughter.
I love you, Grace
Happy Father’s Day!

Bethany Loves Her Daddy

   To Dad from Bethany
 

The love that a father has towards his children is one of the most precious things that can be portrayed. In the Bible we have pictures of Abraham and his son Isaac, Jacob and his son Joseph, and many others. But the most beautiful ones we see is the Heavenly Father and his Son, The Lord Jesus Christ. Those are some pretty incredible examples of a Father’s love. A couple of verses that were brought to my mind were in Romans 8:14-17.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are sons of God. For they have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry ‘Abba Father.’ The Spirit itself shall bear witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if Children, and joint heirs with Christ; it so be that we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together.”

How beautiful it is that those of us who have trusted to Lord as Savior to be our Redeemer have the privilege to call The Heavenly Father Our Heavenly Father. I am so thankful and privileged to have an earthly father who loves the Lord with all his heart. It is because of his godly influence in my life that I can have a closer walk with my Father who is in heaven.

The guidance of a father is a beautiful thing.
It is even more beautiful when that guidance is given
through thoughtful prayer and communion with the Father above.
I love you, Daddy
Happy Father’s Day

Rebekah Loves Her Daddy



You always feel safe in Daddy’s arms.
Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your refuge,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
He will thrust out the enemy from before you.
A Daddy carries the weight of the world
on his shoulders.
Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
A Daddy makes a comfortable chair.
Ephesians 2:6
…and raised us up together,
and made us sit together
 in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…
Being lifted into your father’s arms,
is like being a little bit closer to Heaven.

Psalm 103:13
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.
Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!