Monday, June 16, 2008

A time to give

This is my Dad. He and my Mom have been there for me all of my life. But somehow, this year has been the best ever with Dad. I think maybe I feel that way because this has been the first time in my life that he has asked me for help. He has always been a source of security and strength for me, but that has only been received and really never given. Did I mention that this man is the most generous man I know? I could give countless examples of gifts he has given that are unbelievable. One example, is giving away his car to a family member that was in need. Another one is buying school clothes for a daughter of his employee every fall. The list of what he has done for us could go on and on.

What a joy it has been for me to serve my Dad for a change. I have had the bittersweet honor of walking closely with him as we watched my Grand mom pass on. Those days with him were heartbreaking and bonding at the same time. And recently, he has embarked on a brand new adventure with us as we look toward moving back to our home state in a year or two and living here. This land will simultaneously fulfill my husband and my Dad's life-long dreams. I can not wait to share that time with my two favorite men! I hope that with this experience and all the others in between, each year is full of memories like the ones I will cherish from this year with my Dad.

1 comment:

madsonfamily@mac.com said...

How beautiful!

What a blessing to have a dad that you do feel so deeply for too! He sounds like a rare and precious gem! I am so thankful you have him!

Blessings to you as you have so many wonderful adventures set in front of you!!