Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thoughts on being a dad

I am forever grateful to God for the family he has given me. 

As each day passes I realise afresh how blessed I am to have a wonderful wife and and two incredible children by my side.  They bless me more than I can express.

In my opinion, I have the best family in the world, bar none.

Apparently I am not doing too bad myself in the dad department either.  This past Father’s Day I received notice that I was the best dad in the whole wide world, so my condolences go out to all runners up out there for snatching the title this year.

Now in the spirit of Father’s Day, let me recount some of the situations that make me realize just how wonderful being a dad really is.

  1. laughing, laughing, and laughing some more with my daughters
  2. bursting with pride at my daughters accomplishments
  3. hearing “I love you daddy, with all my heart” from my daughters
  4. carrying my daughters on my shoulders
  5. holding hands with my daughters
  6. cradling my daughters to comfort them
  7. getting a good night kiss from my daughters
  8. giving a nose rub to my daughters
  9. tickle fights with my daughters
  10. reading stories to my daughters
  11. playing wedding and marrying my daughters over and over again
  12. going for a bicycle ride with my daughters
  13. swimming with my daughters
  14. singing with my daughters
  15. grocery shopping with my daughters
  16. strawberry picking with my daughters
  17. camping with my daughters
  18. flying a kite with my daughters
  19. carrying my sleeping daughters off the school bus
  20. praying with my daughters

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