Sunday, June 20, 2010

daddy's girl

if you know me, you know that i am a daddy's girl (but i am also super close to my mom, too). anyway, in honor of father's day, i'm dedicating this post to my daddy.

i know that God blessed me with an amazing daddy who has taught me what it means to be loved unconditionally by my heavenly Father...a man who has never claimed to be perfect but he is a man who follows the Lord consistently and faithfully. my daddy set the bar high for the standards i looked for in a potential mate and the Lord was so gracious to provide me with a husband that not only met but far exceeds those standards! i am blessed that my daddy loves my husband as his own son and it has been such a neat experience watching their relationship grow and develop over the last few years.

i still love to hang out with my daddy...we have some fun and we looove us some sports :). in fact, that is one of my favorite things to do with my dad---watch sports. we've started a tradition where every year or so for father's day we go to a braves' game and this year we're going to the last home game of the season and we are thinking it will be a great game! one of my favorite memories of my dad involves me (8 yrs. old), my dad, and a basketball goal. i decided that i wanted to learn how to play basketball and so i remember talking my dad into putting a basketball goal in our backyard. we drove to service merchandise (does anyone remember that store?) and picked out the perfect goal. i "helped" him put it up in our backyard (which took all day, i believe). i have more memories than i can count of playing h-o-r-s-e in the backyard (or p-i-g if my dad had his was a shorter version ;). unfortunately, my practice in the backyard didn't help my basketball career but it did help me capture some treasured memories of spending time with my daddy.

i am so thankful to you, daddy, for being a Godly man who was involved in our lives; you not only told us how to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God but you lived it out. i love you!


jimmygee1245 said...

All ways remember to follow thru. Wave at the goal whether it be basketball or life.

Love you

Melissa said...

AWWWWWWW! I love your daddy too! Sweet!! Nothing like a daddy and his girl!