forever grateful

daddy For the encouragement to keep coloring even when I colored out of the lines,
For the time spent reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”,
For the willingness to look silly by joining in with my ballet class,
For the prayers spoken over me and with me every day,

For the sacrifices made to give me a private Christian education,
For the countless hours spent at the kitchen table tutoring me in geometry and calculus,
For the patience each time I made a mistake,
For the hugs each time I needed one,

For the dedication to being at my concerts, meets, awards nights, and performances,
For the treating me like your little princess,
For the forgiveness when I’ve taken you for granted,
For the example set for being a husband, a father, and a follower of God,

For the listening ear that is always available,
For the challenge to seek out the needy and serve,
For the wisdom that guides me through life’s decisions,
For the unconditional love and support

…I will be forever grateful.

I love you, Daddy. ¬†Happy Father’s Day.