My parents adopted me when I was two months old and my brother two and a half years later. As a little girl, I remember my dad always being the calming factor in our family. He was a voice of reason and always directed us towards our heavenly Father. He has always been there for me as a strong spiritual leader. He tells story after story of how God has worked in his life.
At 83, my dad is trying to be a great father figure to his three-year-old great-grandson who rarely sees his own father. He plays ball with him the best he can. It is just so heartwarming to watch the two of them.
Since he is the man of our household, he helps me in any way possible. He took my broken lawn mower apart this week and fixed it and mowed the whole back yard! Recently, he and I built a deck on the back of the house. Also, he made a storage room in the kitchen for him and my mom. He still works as a Santa each November and December and you would be amazed how many opportunities God gives him to share his faith!
He always makes me feel unconditionally loved and I feel that he has shown me the unconditional love of our heavenly Father all of my life! Some people have a hard time relating to God’s love because they did not have a good example in their own father, but my daddy has made it easy for me to relate to the love of my heavenly Father by being such an awesome example! Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!
Roxanne is a member of Atlanta Metropolitan Christian Church.