Monday, June 19, 2006

Dear Daddy...

Dear Daddy,


I love you VERY VERY much. I hope you can come home safely. I am going to write you a letter and give you a surprise for you at home and when you come home I will make sure to give you a BIG hug and remember for you to come home and come at swimming lessons with us. It's going to be very fun. I love you, Daddy.




(age 5)

Dear Daddy,


I love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. You are a very good Need for Speed driver. You are a good player. Thank you for helping me on milestones. You are a very good Trogdor blogger. I love you SOOOOOOOO





(age 7)

Dear Daddy,


And what. And I love you. And he loves me.




(age 3)

To my special Father,


He likes to give us hugs, takes us places, and helps me learn so much about God, the Bible, and the world. We like to go wardriving expeditions, and he teaches me about computers which I love. He makes jokes I am cracking up over every day and I try to repay the favor the best I can.


One time, when I had a nightmare, and I woke up coughing and scared, he heard me and he came in and asked if I wanted to talk about it. He hugged me and I was really thankful that God had given such a wonderful daddy to me.


Now I could say thousands of sentences more about him on all sorts of events where I was reminded again and again how blessed I am to have him, but right now I will just say this: I could not wish for anyone better to be my dad. I thank Jesus every day for him.


I love him and he loves me more than anyone could ever dream of.


I love you, Daddy!


(age 11)

Dearest Father,


You are so great and kind to me and I love you very very very much. You have many talents that have not yet been revealed (use the force, Daddy!)  


You help raise me in the best way, teaching me the way of God. I try hard to understand.


You are a great racer and I enjoy watching and playing games with you. Sometimes especially in Galactic Battlegrounds you are a hard player to beat!


You are such a wonderful person to me and I think God has chosen you for a special purpose in life.


You are the best father I have ever known and I love you SOOOOOOOOO much!




(age 9)

"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the

womb is a reward."

Psalm 127:3


Daddy said...

I don't know where to begin, but I will say that it's difficult to take compliments like those. However, I can almost see their faces as they say the words and I know they are sincere .... what can I say to that?

I am very blessed to have such sweet children and a loving wife that loves me sincerely in return. ... yes even enough to cook salmon for me on Father's Day.

Anyone who knows her knows that it took a lot for her to do it as she is NOT a fish person :) . Not only did she spend hours shopping, preparing (and filling our home with the aroma of) this heavenly meal for us but she did it cheerfully. Keep in mind, everyone loves fish in the family except her (and that is *no* joke).

Thank you Lord for my wonderful blessings. Please remind me to count them every day!

p.s. Dear kiddos, I am leaving right now to get a big squeeze from you. Talk to you soon!

JenIG said...

i miss having your sweet family just 'a drive away'. this was really precious

mamatc said...

...but that was one of the sweetest things I've ever read! Look, I'm all misty-eyed and everything! I hope I'm not intruding on this special post...

I was going to ask you about history curricula. I gathered you were the go-to girl on that by your posts. I am a BIG history buff myself. Something about Tapestry of Grace and Mystery of History and comparing the two. What are your thoughts on them? Right now I'm co-opping w/a friend and she is leaning towards using both to bounce between because they each have things the other doesn't. I'd love to hear your thoughts about them. OR can you even steer us toward something BETTER? I am open to that as well. Thanks for time!


Traci :)


Traci :)