So, last year I posted a Mother's Day post and failed to post a Father's Day one due to being busy with work. This year is opposite! So we'll just count the past two years as one. :-)
"He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge."
~ Proverbs 14:26
I can't begin to describe just how blessed I am to have the parents I have. Neither had great childhoods, but by the grace of God they managed to break family patterns of sin and create a safe, happy, encouraging and loving childhood for me and my sister.
That's why I chose this verse in Proverbs-it is so true of my Daddy. God is his refuge and, therefore, became my refuge in childhood (and until I also made a personal decision to follow Christ!). Because God enabled my Dad to live above his past, I had a good and safe childhood experience.
My dad is the first to admit that "he is the worse of sinners" and in need of the grace of God. Humility is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my daddy. Along with that is a ripping great sense of humor, a sharp work ethic, a servant leader, loving, and so much fun!
I greatly admire my Daddy. He's been my spiritual mentor (or as he likes to call it "Stump the Dummy"), protector and friend. He was humbly willing to give me away to another great and admirable man on my wedding day. :-)
Thanks, Daddy, for being a model to me of God's great love for me. When I am full of doubts, I often think of your great love, care, and delight in me and know that God's is even greater than that-and it helps dissolves those doubts. I love being home with you and mom-both of you are so much fun and a refuge to my heart!
I am April, a woman in process who longs to know Christ deeply. I am a creator, wife, mom, missionary, adventure-seeker, lover of beautiful things, and a kid at heart. Here I share my creations and the beautiful things in which I delight. Hope you enjoy your visit!