Sunday, June 21, 2009


When you thought I wasn't looking...

I saw you struggle to get sober, and I learned that there is no such thing as a lost cause.

I saw you leave your family behind to serve your country, and I learned the meaning of sacrifice.

I saw you lay down in the road with your head in the gutter to save a baby kitten, and I learned that even the smallest life matters.

I saw you slip and fall down the stairs while hot coffee rained down on your head, and I learned that sometimes laughing at yourself is the only thing you can do.

I saw you take fatherless children and love them like your own, and I learned that a loving heart has no limits.

I saw you make hard decisions, and I learned to do the right thing even when it hurts.

I saw you take the high road when you were wronged, and I learned the meaning of turning the other cheek.

I saw you drive a crappy car so that your children could drive a safe one, and I learned about selflessness.

I saw you get up early and read your Bible, and I learned that we make time for the things that are important to us.

I saw you work for hours in the garage to build the World's Greatest Dorm Room Loft, and I learned that spending time means more than spending money.

I saw you work quietly at church, without recognition, and I learned what it means to be a servant.

I saw you smile at me through your tears as you walked me down the aisle, and I learned what it means to be loved beyond measure.

When you thought I wasn't looking, you taught me how to live and how to laugh and how to love.

I love you, Daddy! Happy Father's Day.


God Rocks said...

I love you too princess, with all my heart. Thank you for such a wonderful present.

Cole said...

Oh, what a great tribute to your father! He sounds like a wonderful man.

Katie said...

Beautiful...I laughed and cried. We have an amazing father.

Trina said...

My goodness, now.. it's way too early for me to cry. *simply beautiful*

Anonymous said...

Its official - this produced goosebumps on my arms and tears in my eyes. How awesome! What you two have is special - cherish it daily.

Anonymous said...

Ok,it's official.... the hero is going to be a SUPERHERO on Sunday! Yes, the roll of a lifetime, he will be DRESSING UP as a superhero for children's church on Sunday! Pictures of our superhero to follow!! He is my hero too. Only a 'real man' will dress up as a superhero for kids!

Maria said...

I just about cried when I read this! Hope you are doing well!

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