Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thankful for Fathers

This morning my children each gave their dad a homemade father's day present. Our oldest son made him a solar powered hotdog cooker. After a few tweaks this morning, it may actually work. One of our daughters made him a picture that had her dad with Lucas and a bunch of money so he could buy him. We are still trying to explain that we don't actually "buy" him. Then one of our sons made him a piece of wood with a nail in it and hand drawn pictures of him and his dad with hearts all around. It was one of his first times hammering, so he was extremely proud of it! Our youngest daughter drew a picture of her and her dad walking hand in hand under a rainbow. She is definitely a daddy's girl.

At this present time all of the kids are out in the garden with their dad. This is an occurrence that happens often and warms my heart every time. Their earthly father goes out with them and teaches them about their Heavenly Father's creations. It is a sweet site that never gets old.
In today's society, the importance of father's has been rapidly deteriorating. The impact a father has on his children is greatly underestimated.

A father is the leader of the home. Children look to him for so many things; guidance, discipline, love, protection, but most of all they look to him for teaching of God's word.

I am so thankful that my children have been blessed with a wonderful earthly father to guide them along their journey of childhood. A father who teaches them the words of their Heavenly Father. Who teaches them to live by those words daily. He not only teaches them with words, but by example. Every morning they see their dad sitting at the kitchen table spending time with our Heavenly Father. The see him studying His word.

In today's society, the importance of our Heavenly Father is rapidly deteriorating also. I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father and all the blessings He has given us. I am thankful that He gives us guidance, discipline, love and protection.

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