Today I ponder the effect my father has had on my life...my father always pointed me to look to my Heavenly Father for guidance...
My dad has always been awesome. When I was young he read me great books with such fun expressiveness, he hugged me often, and always made me feel loved. He made many sacrifices over the years to be able to provide for his six children while mom stayed home to homeschool us. I'm very grateful that he provided my mom with the opportunity to homeschool.
Now that I'm an adult, he still makes me feel loved, he's taught me how to manage finances, to plan for the future, to show honor and respect for those who deserve it, to work hard and to always show those you love just how much you care.
I love that he still tells me "I have confidence in you."
I believe my dad embodies this verse:
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6 NIV)
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; (Psalm 103:13 NIV)
Thank you dad for showing me a small glimpse of our Heavenly Father's compassion.
This is me and my daddy at the family's long standing vacation location walking arm in arm...lots of wonderful memories have been made in that small town in Texas. :)