Sunday, January 17, 2010

70 Years Old

How is it possible that my dad is 70 years old?!  I'm finding that hard to take in.  To me he never ages.

As I've posted here before, my dad is my hero - always has been and always will be.

He is not a tall man in stature, but to me he's heads above everyone else.  Mom likes to tell a story about when I was quite young and we lived in an apartment that had a lower roof than most places.  Dad used to make a big deal out of the fact that he could touch the ceiling and apparently one time when we were out somewhere I was bragging about how my dad could touch the ceiling and I told him to show the people.  It was rather a humbling moment for him.  :)

He is not a perfect man, but in my mind he's as close as you can come.  I've watched him struggle with things about himself that he didn't like, but with God's help he conquered them.

I've said it before and I say it again, I think the most important thing Dad did was to provide me with an earthly example of my Heavenly Father - a Father who's love is unending, but that also has standards to be reached for.

I thank my Heavenly Father for the earthly father he provided me with and I thank Him for the 70 years He's blessed my Dad with.  I'm praying He blesses Him with many more.

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