What can I say about this next dad?
He is known affectionately as...
and sometimes Clark W Griswold
He is a good provider...
in the good times and the bad.
His family always has a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs and food on the table...their needs are always met and many of the wants are made possible because this dad is and always has been a hard working man.
This dad does whatever it takes to provide for his family. He sacrifices so many things to take care of the ones he loves...
For long periods of time, this dad worked 7 days a week to make it possible for his children to have the things they wanted and be able to travel. Camping was always fun and vacations were a blast...who can forget the famous DC trips? Now the grandkids love riding in Poppa's camper and "marshing" hotdogs and marshmallows.
With the Lord's help, he managed to do all he did while his family was growing up, and they ALWAYS felt safe, protected and secure.
God blessed this dad with 3 wonderful boys and after each one was born, he thanked the Lord for His blessings and dedicated the children to Him...continued blessings have been given through the years in the form of 2 precious daughters-in-law, 1 special "daughter," 3 amazing granddaughters, and one awesome grandson.
This dad has given to his children...
A strong work ethic
A love of music
A gift of laughter with his imitations and antics
A time to groan with his parodies and "shows"
A legacy of faithfulness and honesty
A bounty of unfailing love
This dad is a good man with a tender heart beneath a sometimes gruff exterior...
His sons call this dad their hero and
his wife calls him HERS...
and thanks God for him every day.
you are the love of my life
and the best dad to our boys...