Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Great Adventure

Happy Father's Day 2015

It has been a GREAT ADVENTURE being a dad!  And it still is!  It is one of the most challenging things I have ever faced.  How can I be the dad and father and role model that my kids need?

I know one thing, it did not come naturally!  When Taylor came along, June 16, 1992, I had no idea what I was getting into.  Karen had a c-section, so guess who got to change the first poo-poo diaper?
All the while, under the watchful eye and supervision of my wonderful wife, I learned a lot about that first little kid.  I learned that they were not as fragile as I thought they were.  I learned how much sleep one can be deprived of and still function!  I learned that I didn't know ANYTHING!!!

The Power of Influence

My oldest was a girl, but that did not stop me from introducing her to the world of sports.  She is a bundle of energy and can-do spirit.  She has the determination to tackle anything and if she sets her mind to it, she will accomplish her goal!  I am super proud of all that she has done!

I am so thankful for Caleb. He has started his own adventure down the road of gospel music.  He is exploring what God has in store for his life and I know that Caleb will do great things as he follows the Lord!  

Alli has grown to be a beautiful young lady.  I am glad that I was able to be a "Mr. Mom" for her while Karen was working.  She loves smiling and having friends.  She has the most loving and forgiving spirit.  She is awesome!

The real power of influence is that I have had the awesome privilege to lead all three of my children to Jesus!  This is the best influence that I know to be.  I pray that my children always know how much I love them, but most of all I pray they know how much their Heavenly Father loves them.

Love always,

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