Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

I just have to make a shout out to one of the best dads I husband, Brian. Brian is a wonderful father who lives his life as an example to many but today I want to acknowledge his leadership in the life of his son, Tayler. On a daily basis, Brian leads with gentleness, mercy, humility, humor, forgivness, sacrifice... the list could go on and on. (within sacrifice includes the fact that he does most of the cleaning and ALL of the cooking!)...can I get an Amen from Tayler's future wife?:) Most of all he leads with the example of Christ. I couldn't ask for a better father for my son.

I think back on the memories we have had with Brian and they amaze me. He taught Tayler how to tie his shoes (when his mother didn't have the patience), how to ride his bike, how to swim, has done countless school projects with Tayler, is in a father/son bowling league, has been an assistant coach for sports teams since Tayler began playing in kindergarten, collects Star Wars and goes on mad hunts for characters, been on the news a few times with Tayler (for the aforementioned statement:), took Tayler to see his first Star Wars movie at the theatre when Tayler was just four years old (gotta train the Jedi's young:), gone sledding, played flashlight tag, been at camp with Tayler, gone on spiritual retreats with Tayler, had the "talk" among many other talks.....the list could go on and on.

Although the above things are wonderful, the most important thing he has taught our son are spiritual truths through the venue of discipleship at church and at home. Again this has come through example not just words. That is one thing I love about Brian....he does what he says he believes. Since Tayler was six years old, he has sat on the sidelines watching his dad lead others, reach out in mercy, start a hip hop club in the inner city (what kid can say that about their very white dad?:) pray over and cry with hurting teens and adults, house over a dozen hopeless and homeless children, all of this in obedience to God's call on his life. I can't think of a better way for Tayler to learn about faith and what it means to be a man than from his own father.

Happy Father's Day, Brian!! Really, it would take many posts to say everything we would want to say to you, but I hope this is sufficient. WE love you!

Happy Father's Day, Brian!!

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