At lunch today, Mom asked if I would say the blessing for the food. I start out saying thank you for Dad and all he has done for the family…”please help him to relax today and resist the temptation to mow the grass….” (I see my parents start to laugh.) Half way through lunch, it starts to rain. Dad took a nap this afternoon. 🙂
Dad is a hardworking man. I can talk to him about any subject and he knows something about it. I ask him my hard questions. He also appreciates my dry humor and understands my disease better than I do. When we are at doctors appointments, he is the one to ask the questions.
He is my inspiration for balancing my checkbook every month and did not condemn me when I came home my sophomore year of college extremely in the hole. Instead, he sat me down in the kitchen and helped me go through my piles of receipts and bank statements and somehow managed to guide me back to figuring out my current (dollar and cents amount)…notice the (-). LOL. Right before we started he said, “Now, when you get in situations like this the first thing you do is…” but I cut him off figuring he would say something about writing every transaction in my check register book. He looked at me and said, “No. You eat ice cream!!!” And then proceeded to scoop the ice cream and added chocolate syrup and sprinkles on top. 🙂
My dad has also chosen to serve the Lord. You recall how Joshua (in the Bible) was commanded to walk around the city of Jericho? God calls us to do things that might not make sense or at the time seem relevant, but it is the act of obedience that God rewards. I have seen God work in my dad’s life. Somethings were hard and did not make sense at the time, but God has remained faithful. Joshua 24:14-15 reads,
Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Although I never knew Daddy Cory, God has blessed me with my dad. I am so proud to be his girl! I also thank God for the blessings of my three Grandpa’s. Happy Father’s Day to you, Grandpa P., Grandpa F., and Grandpa M. And Happy Father’s Day to my dad!!! I love you so much!
Most recent picture…hiking to Treasure Falls in Colorado.