Monday, September 18, 2006

Happy Birthday, Dad

My dad turns 71 today. He is my hero.

Dad has lived a life of quiet service for all the years that I have been old enough to remember. He has consistently lived congruently with his core values - Faith; Integrity; Responsibility; Commitment; Service. He has been devoted to my mother for more than 50 years (their 50th anniversary was this past June).

Dad has always modeled taking care of those who are in need. He could easily been the one James was speaking about when he said that through our deeds our faith is demonstrated.

I am fortunate to have him for a father, and proud to call him Dad.

Happy birthday, Dad. I love you.


Anonymous said...

Craig We could not agree with you more. We have the pleasure of adding another word to your list and that is wonderful friend. When your family and ours were growing up,Dick and I would not know what we would have done without him and your Mom. He is a gentle man with a quiet spirit but also a man of strength who stands up for what is right.
Dick and I enjoy your blog. Its like keeping you close to us. We are so proud of you and you family. Dick and Carol

Susie said...

What a truly blessed family we are to have such a Dad! Don't forget that terrific sense of humor and twinkle in his eye...The world could surely use more men like our dad. Thanks for putting my thoughts into words. Love you,