Living as a Leader

Thankfulness List – Part 2


Mitch, MD, Jonathan and Christina

If the roles we have in our lives are the “hats” we wear than one of my favorite hats is my “dad hat”. This week as I continue to thank God for the life He has given me the privilege to live our kids continue to bubble up to the top of my “thankfulness” list.

We have four kids – MD, Christina, Mitch and Jonathan, who are living their lives in ways that make Denise and me proud. But I’m not just proud I’m also humbled as I watch our kids grow up and become the people God created them to be. I’m humbled because even though I love my “dad hat” I know that I haven’t always worn it as well as I could. Yet God has stepped in and filled in the gaps where, as a dad, I may have fallen short.

So my thankfulness for our kids extend to those God has put into their lives and have had a positive impact on their growth as people. They include grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers, coaches and dance instructors, youth pastors and leaders and many of Denise’s and my friends. These people have prayed for, invested in and loved on our kids in countless ways.

Though my time of wearing my “dad hat” is not done (happily so) during this season of thanksgiving I continue to be thankful for the people who have invested in our kids and more importantly for our kids – who they are and who they are becoming.

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