I remember bringing you home from the hospital 18 years ago. You were small, and cute, and awesome. Your Mom and I began a life of teaching you things. Things like how to crawl, eat, pick up after yourself, go potty on your own (finally), how to drive, date, and laugh. Mom and I knew that we would have much to teach you. What we didn’t realize was that you would have much to teach us. Thing like . . .
- How to treat people the way Christ would (even when they beat you down).
- How to laugh at ourselves (I love that you can laugh at yourself).
- That girls can love cars (my little Mustang girl).
- That no matter your age, you can live in Christian community, follow Christ, and serve in his cause. You are a tremendous example of what it means to give your life back to your creator.
- That being a Dad is one of the greatest joys in the world.
I cannot imagine life without you. I am proud to be your Dad.
Thanks for the life lessons along the way. I am sure you have many more lessons to teach us. I’ll be honest, it has been a great deal of work being your parents for the last 18 years, but we would do it all again in a heartbeat. You are an amazing young woman and I am excieted to see you continue to dominate your world. Keep doing what you are doing. I’ll be the old guy in the back taking notes.
I love you,