They are my children, Colleen & Braden.
Coll, Brae & I have come up with the things for which we are most grateful in the favorite father in our lives, Drew McGarity. We are blessed to know that he is faithful, loving and showing up every day to give, give, give to our family.
(Thanks, as always, to Ann Voskamp and her 1000 Gifts challenge from A Holy Experience to write and share the things for which we are most thankful. We'll make it there yet, Ann!)
#953 His love for our family and his kindness toward our family
#954 His love for sports (someone I can actually talk to about them)
#955 His love for music that we all share with him
#956 His jokes that make us laugh
#957 His dedication about everything he does
#958 His continuous support for all of us in everything we do
#959 Having him as a great workout buddy
#960 His love for music, which is contagious, that he shares with our family
#961 How he dedicates himself 100% in everything he does, including his work which he is committed to doing to support our family
#962 His spending time with each of us
#963 His unending love for all of us
#964 His sense of adventure, get-up-and-go-ness, and encouraging us all to get outside of our comfort zones (which are a bit too wide, I'm afraid :)
#965 His relish in all things physical, pushing himself to his limits just to see how far he can take it...a great example for the kids in being active and honoring your body as a temple
#966 His love of music and his desire to, not only share it but, ensure that the children are both cultivating their musical gifts (which are enormous, I might add!)
#967 His little chuckle followed by "sweet girl" that he started saying when
#968 His hugs and kisses every time he leaves the house as the words "love you, Bud, proud of you" linger in the air
#969 His willingness to learn and encourage the children to continue doing so, demonstrating that it's a lifetime pursuit, not just a K-12th one!
#970 His showing up and staying in our lives, day in and day out - when things are hard and trying as much as when they're happy and loving. Drew, you are an amazing example of love and commitment to family, marriage and fatherhood, and for that, I cannot be more grateful. Thank you for setting such an amazing example for the kids.
#971 Most importantly, his faith in God; his commitment to our church community; his example of patience and grace.
We love you, honey (Daddy)!!!
- Thanks for reading.
Praying for all fathers today.
Longest shout-out in history to
my Daddy in Heaven...
so happy you're with our Father, Daddy.