Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father Day

Today we celebrated Daddy! It was a simple, yet memorable day filled with yummy food, special gifts, and lots of thanks. I make a special steak dinner for John with his favorite twice baked potatoes and corn for dinner. Drew gave Daddy the best gift - a happy heart! Drew had a great day - after church he came home and asked to play outside by himself, then he preceded to play for 1 1/2 hours! In that time, with mommy and daddy spying on him, Drew built towers with his blocks and then tore then down, next he found some blue chalk, soaked it in a puddle, and painted his face blue, then he thought Kitty needed a blue backside so he colored her blue too! Then he discovered that his hands were all blue so he turned on the water hose and washed his hands and remembered that playing with the hose was fun too! Finally he chased Kitty and all his toys around the yard with a hose - he soaked them, filled them, bathed them, and sprayed the block towers over. He had a great afternoon, mommy hated to interrupt the fun with a nap, but it had to be done. So at 2:00 Drew went down and didn't wake until 6:15 which allowed Mommy, Daddy and Nana to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing steak dinner, topped off with a homemade German chocolate cake.

John's gifts for Fathers Day were new white shirts, a nice polo, and the most important a book called The New Answers Book by Ken Ham which tackle and answer hard questions like:
1. What really happened to the dinosaurs?
2. Does Radiometric dating prove the earth is old?
3. Does Carbon 14 dating disprove the Bible?

Those are three of 12 questions that I am sure Drew will be asking his mommy and daddy about one of these days. Proverbs 10:1 says "A wise son maketh a glad father." I pray that Drew will grow to be wise and give great delight to his daddy!

John spent his Fathers Day watching Star Wars and helping mommy in the kitchen.That evening Drew and Daddy played in the garage. I have to tell you that Daddy is such a great teacher! Yesterday while playing in the garage Drew ran over to Daddy and kept saying "oh no, oh no Daddy!" When John looked up he saw his mobile cart almost ready to collapse because Drew had drilled out 4 important screws holding the cart together. John was so proud! After fixing the cart he gave Drew a piece of wood with screws just for Drew to safely play with!

I have to brag a little on my sweet husband, he is the best husband in the whole world. John is so caring and giving, he always donates his time to help others, especially when it involves fixing things. Just yesterday we had a new family move in across the street and John ran over to offer his help moving their heavy couch. He is truly the servant leader in our home, always modeling what it means to lead through serving - as an example on Friday he did all the laundry and put it away! Drew is such a special little boy to have John and his daddy and role model! I can only pray that Drew grows up to imitates his father. John epitomizes the saying by Clarence Kelland "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

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