Happy Father’s Day to my amazing dad.
I am so thankful for my dad and the relationship we share. Over the years my dad has been there continually for me. He has never missed an event, show, or appointment, etc that I’ve needed him to be there for. He has always shown up, especially in the last few years.
Because of my Cerebral Palsy my parents have dealt with more than most and have sacrificed their time and money to make sure I’ve had the best healthcare, medical treatments, and therapy possible. Also, in addition to those things, when I got older, they fully supported me when I wanted to work at camps every summer and allowed and encouraged me to go on as many trips as I could. They put me through college and gave me the freedom to see many different places and meet so many people.
Instead of pulling me back, they pushed me forward even when I know it was hard for them. That is one of the best gifts they gave me as parents.
Over the years I have many wonderful memories with my dad. He has played my chauffeur many times and always drove me back and forth to college once a month, and more if I wanted to come home. Basically he drove me wherever I wanted to go wIthout making it awkward and never complained. Also, from my dad, I received my love of watching sports and one of my favorite things to do is watch football with him. Thanks, dad!
Most importantly though my dad has always been an example of Jesus in my life, especially in the last year. I know it has not been easy seeing me suffer but he has went above and beyond in caring for me. He’s spent many sleepless nights lately at the hospital and has had to take a lot of time off of work to take me to appointments or just be with me. We have always been close but this season has caused us to be closer than ever. Dad, thanks for not only being my father but for also being my best friend.
Thank you for loving Jesus and allowing His love to lead you.