The man that raised my husband, my father-in-law. He is a hard worker, loves his family, and fears the Lord. He is a fun-loving grandfather and Lily absolutely loves being with him. I knew him before Brent and I became an item and I honestly used to be jealous of the girl that would one day be Brent’s wife and Mike’s daughter-in-law (because in middle school I had a HUGE crush on Brent). He is such a family man and I’ve always liked that about him. Thankfully, Psalm 37:4 is true and I don’t have to be jealous of that girl because it’s me 🙂
Pop…my mom’s dad. He is a hard-working selfless man. His lays down his life for his family. He finds joy in providing for and taking care of others. He loves the Lord and has a servant’s heart. I am so thankful that Lily has had the blessing of knowing him. She adores him.
Pop Pop…my dad’s dad. He went to meet Jesus on April 18, 2007, a little over a month before my wedding day. Lily is named after his mother, Lillian. What a great man he was! Like all the other men I’ve mentioned, he was also a hard worker. He was an inventor and loved to fish. He LOVED my grandmother. He called me “shug” and I can still hear him kissing me on the cheek saying, “Love you shug.” He had a great sense of humor. I know without a doubt that he would have fallen head over heels for Lily the moment he met her. And likewise with Lily. I miss him greatly, but I am so thankful for the investment he made in my life and the memories I have of him. I will see him again and I look forward to that day!
The Lord has blessed me with wonderful fathers in my life. I know that I don’t deserve the Lord’s goodness to me, but I am humbled and thankful that He placed men in my life that seek the Lord and follow His ways. Happy Father’s Day!!!