Monday, June 20, 2016

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

 "Learn to do right!  Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow" 
(Isaiah 1:17).
He couldn't resist sponsoring another child.  
He has a heart for others.  
He has a heart to do good and "to do right".  

He has a very giving heart and a very loving heart.  This spills out to his children, myself, and to others.  I feel so blessed and thankful that our children have this kind of father.  It is my hope and prayer that our children will learn from their father how to love and care for others.  

Yesterday, we celebrated Father's Day.  As I remembered my father and the fun-loving dad that he was, I also was able to celebrated my father-in-law as well as my children's father, the "Best Dad Ever"!  Our children are so blessed to have such a loving dad who brings so much joy, happiness, optimism, and fun into our home.  

Of course, my children have the best earthly father in the world (sorry to all the other fathers out there), we all ought to give thanks for our heavenly Father, the best Father! He loves us all unconditionally and He will always "Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow".  

Continuing to give thanks...
-a loving heavenly Father

 -the best dad ever!! (the mug says it all)
 -their love for games
-how he enjoys to read (when he has time)

 -their love for sports

-a visual reminder of our awesome trips to Ethiopia
-how she helped create the picture collage

-our attempt at a family picture

 -his interest in sports and the outdoors

 -her creativity

 -how she loves the extreme
 -how he plays and spends time with his younger siblings
-having a nice evening together

 -how they all look up to him
-learning about God's awesome creation and pond life
-that her daddy was able to join her on her class trip

-his love for animals

-a day of golf with my son (and nephew and brother-in-law)
-a successful fundraiser for our school

-how he managed the children and a pool party for our daughter all day!
-her great friends and the fun they have

-perfect kite flying weather

-his choice of reading material

-how he loves to do what his sister does (or encourages him to do)

-how they like to go "shopping" together
-how well they play together (most of the time)!!

-enjoying Paul's hard work (on our deck)

-craft time

-how they have so much fun together as cousins/friends

-how Paul and the older children enjoyed a time of worship with amazing Christian concerts (and rides)
-the heart for Compassion and the many children that were sponsored!

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