Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Fathers Day 2013

Eric's Father's Day letter:

"Oh My Father:

I wanted to write you today to celebrate your day, father's day. You have been an amazing father and dad to me. I love how it is father's day and not "dad's" day. You dad is your biological parent, but your father is the man who raised you, taught you, and loves you. I am very lucky that my dad is also my father. Our Heavenly Father has chosen this title over all others: Almighty God, King, Master - all true - but but he chose Father as his title and what a powerful word it is. You have been an excellent father. I have learned so much from your love and example. Since being here, I have seen all different types of dads, and my eyes have been opened to the tragedies that a lot of people face in their lives: the dad is not there, doesn't care, or worst of all degrades their children or belittles them. You, on the other hand, have been an excellent father. You have taken care of me and taught me a lot. I see how you treat my mother, and I want to mold my life after have always worked hard for our family and tried to provide and love....Father, I love you so very much. You have been a huge part of my life. I am so very blessed to be your son. I am sealed to you, and that brings me so much joy and happiness. I know that this Church is true, and that I have been so very blessed to serve a mission as well as share my temporal existence with you and mom. You are my father - Happy Father's Day."