God knew that the only person who could possibly be the perfect father for me was this guy. When He was designing me He knew I would need someone tough, patient, wise and inspiring.
HE was designing a stubborn baby girl who would need someone to cheer on every dream and event that came around-which would be a lot because she would be the most right-brained, creative and persistent loud mouth-but still someone that would put her I had place and tell her when she's wrong. He knew I would need someone who always had the right thing to say and someone who would teach me to lead, be bold and brave, and independent.
He knew that I was going to meet a lot of bad, mean boys and needed an example of what a good man is to look out for...so that I could be on the lookout for not just a good man to date, but to marry one day and be able to picture being the same kind of man as my own kids' father one day.
I watched a lot of kids growing up who didn't know their daddy or only knew them as a paycheck. I thank God every day that He blessed me with my father.
This year is special to me because I am thinking about the CandyLand game daddy played with me, the first memory of my life I have where I was in an incubator and looked up and saw him proudly smiling, when I competed in the spelling bee and looked out in to the audience and saw him sitting so tall and proud, when we do radio remotes or sit back stage watching the biggest music stars performing, when we would go riding in my old Ford Explorer when I had to get my permit hours logged to get a driver's license, and the day he hugged me at BNA when I was only 18 years old telling me to simply "FLY"---because this year, I'll have a new memory as he walks me down the aisle in November. How did time go by so fast?
I am so blessed. I love you daddy. Happy Father's Day! @jcburke1981