father's day

He Was Always There


Gotta love being a child of the eighties. I have no idea what made me make that face - probably the visor that my mom shoved on my head, but whatever. This was a position that was quite familiar in my childhood. Propped up on my Daddy's knee while he watched the Bulldogs play.

So today, on Father's Day, I wanted to thank my Daddy for the countless things he's done for me over the past 30 years. Our family wasn't perfect by any means, but now that I'm all grown up, I appreciate what we had all the more. He held it all together.

He used to work full days, come home long enough to change clothes, and then take me out to the softball fields, where he would hit hundreds of ground balls for me to practice fielding. He worked and traveled a lot, but he was always there to watch my games. Whether it was a volleyball game or a choir concert at church, he was there. Every time. For that, I'm grateful.

Thanks, Dad, for being my biggest fan and my strongest advocate. I love you and can't imagine who I would be without you.

"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love."

—Margaret Truman

Love you, Daddy.

Free Father's Day Card: Hey Daddy, You're Awesome

Father's Day 2013 is less than two weeks away, which means that it's high time to get your daddy a card! Lucky for you, I've got a free printable Father's Day card that's perfect for all the awesome daddies out there.

You might remember that this year's Mother's Day Freebie was inspired by my 3-year-old's constant proclamations that I'm an amazing mama. Warms the heart, right? Almost cancels out all the times she stomps her foot at me and tells me that I'm not being very nice. Almost. But not quite.

This card is also inspired by Micah. In her little world, all girls are amazing and all boys are awesome. She tells her daddy that he's awesome all. the. time. And she's right. He IS pretty awesome. We're lucky to have him, and we know it.


At any rate, I thought it was only fitting to create a coordinating Father's Day freebie for you. So without further ado, here's the link to print your free Father's Day card.

If your Daddy is as awesome as Micah's is, I hope you'll print out this card and tell him! 

Until next time, grace and peace.


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