I found a couple of funny jokes I could put in this post,
but, instead of a joke today I am going to tell you about my Daddy.
It isn't his birthday,
or Father's day,
or any other special day when I normally celebrate him.
It's just a regular day.
My Dad deserves to be celebrated on special days and regular days.
Every day really.
My Dad is the best dad on planet Earth.
When I was growing up he worked very hard.
I remember when he had 3 jobs at one time.
He was an exterminator Monday through Friday.
He was a gas station attendant Monday through Friday at night and sometimes on Saturday.
He was a night watchman on Saturday and Sunday over night at a meat packing company.
He worked hard to give us a bright future.
As I look back on my childhood I remember so many things.
More than anything I remember that my Dad thought I was great.
He thought I was great even though I never got all A's.
He thought I was great even when I never made the cheerleading squad.
He thought I was great when all my friends had boyfriends and boys didn't pay me any attention at all.
He used to take me to the grocery store with him on Monday nights.
Fox's Market in Perkasie.
He always did the grocery shopping because he could find the best deals.
I remember talking non stop the whole way down to town and the whole way back home again.
Whenever I would look over at my Dad he would be smiling.
He liked to hear me talk.
Sometimes he would let me get ham salad for my lunch even though it was $2.49 and
sliced ham or turkey was only $1.99 a pound.
My Daddy taught me to love people.
People in our home,
people in our church,
people in our community.
He taught me to be kind.
To give and share.
To work hard.
And perhaps most importantly, to be happy.
I hope and pray,
I can teach Kaish these things as well.
We never had a fancy house or a fancy car.
We had so much more than a lot of people that had those things though.
We had extraordinary love.
And we still have it.
I am so thankful for the Daddy Jesus gave to me.
I love this picture.
It shows a Dad's love in such a perfect way.
Can you tell me a favorite story about your Dad?
Have a happy week.
Hug your Daddy if you can.