Guess what Dad?
Eye Heart U.

Norah drew this picture for her daddy.

We love you, Dwayne.
Happy Father's Day!

Below is a picture of Dwayne's Father's Day gift. I didn't want to wait till today to give it to him because I was afraid Norah would ruin his surprise. I had to frame it at home on Friday, so Norah saw me working and figured out that I was finishing her dad's gift. I warned her not to say anything until Father's Day, but her assurances just made me all the more anxious. "I won't tell him what it says, Mom. I'll just tell him it's a cross stitch." and "I promise I won't ruin his surprise. I'll just say it's something really exciting he doesn't know about." So, I gave it to him on Friday night.

I cross stitched a section of the hymn "Praise to the Lord" and framed it. It says, "Praise to the Lord who doth prosper thy work and defend thee. Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee. Ponder anew what the Almighty can do if with His love He befriend thee." It will hang in his office.

Before we got married, our pastor took us through counseling. He asked each of us to make a list of 10 reasons we wanted to marry the other person. I can't remember everything on my list, but I do remember the first thing I wrote:

"He will make an excellent father."

If I had to make another list of 10 reasons why I am glad I did marry him after all, I know what the first thing on that list would be:

"He is an excellent father."