to my Heavenly Father
to my earthly father
to my father in law
to my grandfathers
to elinor’s father
to the father-like influences
to those who will soon be fathers
to all the men of God who protect and provide and pray for their families. thank you for being courageous leaders. thank you for shepherding and loving and molding and disciplining and influencing and caring. may you be abundantly blessed and strengthened as you continue to model on this earth, the love of our Heavenly Father. thank you for teaching us about responsibility, honor, compassion, diligence, and wisdom. for your positive attitude, sense of humor, wise choices, discernment, and for keeping your promises.
we honor all the fathers today. the rough and tumble. the quiet and kind. the bold and brave. the tender and merciful. every combination thereof. you are special and we love you dearly.
here’s to you! make it a fun and joyous one.
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?