Thanks, Papi.

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there! I have been blessed with an awesome dad and pastor, and I am super thankful.

I’ve had the opportunity to grow up in Honduras, and that has its pros and cons. Honduras is a country where few dads are present in their children’s lives. It is painful to see how many young people in our church haven’t lived with their dad since they were little. There are a few young people who don’t even know their dad, and that is always sad for me to see. Lots of dads make their way to the US, and send money back to their families, but end up marrying again in the States, and miss out on their kid’s lives.

I’m thankful for the relationship God has given me with my dad, and it has improved greatly over the years, which makes me happy.

Dad, I admire you greatly. I hope to grow up to be more like you (except for being a pastor, since I obviously can’t do that 😉 😛 .) I want be more level-headed. Haha. I admire the fact of how faithful you are, no matter what life has thrown your way. I want to grow to have the type of relationship with God that you have with Him. I look up to you and try to learn as much about you as I can, since mom has assured me that I’m going to marry somebody just like you. 😀

I can remember when I was younger, and you took me to the park down the road from our house in El Sauce, to teach me how to ride a bike. I remember when you picked me up multiple times after I fell down and scraped my knee and you dusted it off, and told me I would be ok. I may be past to point of skinned knees, but when I fall down in life, you still help me up and dust me off, telling me it’s not over yet.

I went through a phase in my life when I thought I didn’t need you and mom, but I quickly learned that it wasn’t true. The older I get, the more I appreciate you both and acknowledge I’m in need of your counsel and direction. I’m thankful that I have a dad who serves the Lord and loves Him with all of his heart. Thank you for the Pentecostal heritage that you’ve passed on to us kids.

I remember when you prayed with me until I got the Holy Ghost, and when you baptized me in the river. Not to mention all the food and clothes you’ve bought, and all the medical bills you’ve payed for me. Also, we won’t fail to mention all the boys you’ve chased away with baseball bats. (Oops, did I say that out loud? ) Haha. I’m not quite sure how to repay you for what you’ve done for me in all my life. Hmmm…maybe grandkids will do the trick!

Here are a few quotes that made me think or laugh…it varies! Haha.

 

Thanks for all you do, dad! You’re so special that you get two Father’s Day a year! Haha

I love you a lot, and I appreciate everything that you do for me and the rest of my siblings!

Happy Father’s Day! ❤

Your favorite daughter, 

Sarah

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