Better late than never. . .
This post should have made its appearance in last week's archives, but I was either too sick, tired or the computer chair had another occupant.
As Father's Day was approaching, my mind began to dwell on Troy's "fatherly" side, and I wanted to chat about him for a few moments. . .
-He is wonderful when it comes to spending time with the boys in every facet of their little lives. He takes the time to answer those numerous questions that pop into their heads and gives all the time they need to "talk" with him. Countless hours have been spent reading books, playing games or with toys. Their spiritual growth is carefully tended. He works on their weak spots yet builds them, too. He makes sure they have Father/Son outings. A tradition also began the year Seth started kindergarten - each child gets their own Father/Child vacation the summer before they embark on the journey of school. Troy is very patient about letting them help him with work. (Who wouldn't want their sons to learn to mow at a young age?! :-)
Last week, Troy made Seth feel like a million bucks when he took him to work for a day. When Ethan and I stopped by for lunch, that little guy was so proud to show the work he had done!
Most importantly to the boys is that Daddy wrestles with them - even at the price of bringing officers to our door as happened last October. So far there have been no repeats of that situation!
Thanks, Troy, for being such a wonderful dad to our sons. You are their hero that can walk on water, and in their little eyes, life revolves around you!
After typing inspiring quotes to all of my mom friends, I didn't want to leave out the dads. So here's to all the men. . .
Life affords no greater responsibility,
no greater privilege,
than the raising of the next generation.
C. Everett Koop
If God gives you the wonderful gift of children, don't let a day go by without pronouncing God's blessing over their lives. This is the spiritual right and responsibility of fathers. - David Shibley
The primary learning system for children
is by example,
and you are often that example.
According to the Bible, the male parent was created for much more than just to help bring in financial support. He was created as the human counterpart of God Himself. - Billy Graham