Just a month ago, I got to be with my dad in Oregon for his 80th birthday celebration.
While I didn't get to be there today, on Father's Day, I'm thinking about my dad and all the ways he has impacted my life.
My dad is one of the kindest men you'll ever meet. He knows no stranger, and is always interested in people and their stories, which ends up blessing them time and time again because someone wants to hear those stories!
He's hard working, and taught me the value of that, whether he was mowing the lawn, washing his car, or being creative and making one of his very cool birdhouses!
He is loving, supportive, encouraging and caring, always quick to give me a word of blessing whenever we talk.
He gave me so many adventures as a child growing up in Oregon, and is still always up for a drive to the coast, or anywhere else that we happen to be!
My dad loves his family so much...my mom, my brother and I, my kids, and his whole extended family. He is the ultimate family man!
So I'm celebrating this amazing man today, wishing I was there to share a cup of coffee with him!
"Dad, I love you and as always, you are the best dad in the whole world! Sending you love, hugs and kisses today on this Father's Day!"