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What my dad has taught me

My dad has taught me that real love is unconditional,
That forgiveness is powerful,
That family is valuable.

My dad has taught me that it is more fun to give than it is to receive,
That it’s more important to leave a legacy than it is to leave an inheritance,
That life should be more about making memories and less about making money.

My dad has taught me to never give up,
That the past does not define the future,
That the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

My dad has taught me that life is fun,
That I don’t have to take myself so seriously,
That laughter is good for the soul.

My dad has taught me to love big,
To give generously,
To pray expectantly.

My dad has taught me that bad days will come, but God is always good,
That I will make mistakes and mess things up, but God can redeem anything,
That others may let me down, but God never will,
That what others intend for evil, God intends for good.

My dad has taught me that I am always loved,
That he will always be there for me,
That he will always believe in me,
That I can always count on him, depend on him, call on him,
That nothing can stop his love for me,
…but that God loves me even more.

My dad has taught me many things,
But it’s not so much what he has said,
but how he has lived,
that has made all the difference.

This is my daddy’s legacy,
The heartbeat of his life story,
His one broken and given life, poured out for our family and for God…

He gives it all away.

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Happy 60th birthday to my amazing dad.
You are my mentor, my father, my hero, my friend.
I love you.

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