Father’s Day

s DayFather’s Day is just around the corner and this year my attention has been directed towards the father under our roof. The one I’m married to. The one that some days I can’t believe I get to parent with.

The truth is I take him for granted. I’m certain of it. It’s so easy when you’re busy “doing life”.  Before I know it, I’ve put more effort toward not forgetting something at the grocery store than not forgetting the things I love about him! How can that be?

So today, these are just a few things I want to remember about the man I married and the father of our three kiddos.

  • I love the way he thinks. We don’t always see things the same. But I love the way he sharpens me and causes me to think out of the box.
  • I admire his work ethic. I know there are days he goes to work and he’d rather be home. But he wraps his tie around his neck and lends muscle to meaning as he lives out his desire to provide for his family.
  • I am grateful not only for his provision but his protection. It feels safe when he’s home. Over the years he’s been the one to check out the strange noises, handle the burglar, and do pest control for bats. {Yeah. Bats. Can we just say “eeeeew” together? Anybody who takes care of a bat problem is at the top of wonderfulness.}
  • I am utterly humbled that he says he needs me.
  • He’s funny. I love his Barney Fife imitation. Enough said.
  • He’s a dreamer. He dreams big. Not only does he dream big dreams he does them. Most of his dreams revolve around helping people… I really like that about him.
  • I am grateful beyond words that he is the kind of Dad that isn’t afraid to tell his kids (repeatedly) how much he loves them. I’m even more grateful that because he’s done such a terrific job of showing them his love, they believe him when he says it.

After just a few minutes I’ve realized I could create quite a list of all the things I want to remember about the man I married…the father in our home.  It’s a good thing to do, this business of remembering.

How about you?

May I challenge you to take a moment or two this week to jot down a few things about the father in your life? Maybe it will be your spouse, or maybe your own father, father-in-law or a grandfather. Whoever that special person is——pause. Dwell on the good. And if it’s not too late tell them!

Here’s hoping this Father’s Day is a blessing to you and the father you celebrate!

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” Phil. 1:3-11 KJV

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