Spider-Killing, Math-Explaining Reflection Of Jesus

 From the LYWB Team: We have loved reading your tributes to your dads. Way to go! Here is one of our favorites.

father and daughterDear Dad,

I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. You have been the best earthly dad I could ever imagine. I know that I’m not always the best daughter or the most patient young lady, yet you still treat me with respect and patience . . . even when I don’t deserve it. No, that’s wrong—especially when I don’t deserve it!

You’ve done so much for me, such as killing all those spiders, helping with those horrid math problems that only made sense when you explained them, taking me out to eat and shopping on our daddy/daughter nights, and encouraging me on to purity. I can’t say thank you enough for the wonderful dad that you have been to me.

You have been a wonderful role model for me, as you are willing to do the least desirable chores to serve us—your family. You’ve shown us how to treat others with honor and gentleness, for you are a true gentleman. You do so much for us without asking for anything in return. I really appreciate how you have always tried to build us up and how you want us to follow God’s way. I want to be as kind to others as you are. I want to show others the kind of selfless love that you show us. You help me with my chores, and you work hard. You seem to be so busy, but never too busy to spend time with us.

I love showing you new things that I have done or accomplished. I treasure your words of praise of my drawings. I love hearing you say how pretty my hair looks. You always have something good to say about a person.

As much as you do for us, you never seem to expect anything in return. You don’t seem to need all the attention that the rest of us do . . . just as Jesus didn’t need the attention of others, but He defined Himself by God. I think you are a lot like Him. I want to be like you, Dad. You are such a wonderful person, and I don’t know why God chose me to be blessed with such a great father. 

I love you, Dad, and Happy Father’s Day.


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