17 June 2007

Happy Father's Day

We had a great father's day in Sydney today. It was a relaxing day with just the family getting to hang out. One of the high points was getting to attend Hillsong Church. We attended their Sydney location, but more on that later. It was also great to get to talk with my dad today. As I am ending father's day here in Sydney, he is just beginning father's day in Illinois. It is difficult to make the connection with the 15 hour time difference. We figured out that it is only the second father's day that we can remember that we have not been able to celebrate as a family.

I am so thankful for my dad. He is a man of integrity. He is full of the strongest character. He is kind, loving and gracious, strong, confident, and godly. I am so thankful for the example that my dad has set. I have seen my father face many obstacles. He always shows such character, strength and integrity in every situation. My dad and I have some great memories, from braving the cold in the badlands of the Dakotas to the waves of the North Shore of Hawaii. I could always count on my dad to be there in the best of times and the toughest of times. We have really gone through a lot together and look forward to our future.

Dad, I am proud of you! You are the best father! Thank you for living out God's model for what a father should be. Happy father's day dad.


jet said...

Dad- you are Grrreat! ;)
& Erik, you are all of these things as well. I look up to you a lot. You are an awesome father to your beautiful children. Happy Father's Day!!!

Earl Thornton said...

Oh WOW! Thank you son. That is so kind of you and so touching.
I couldn't ask for any better thing to hear, than for my son to say those kind of wonderful things.
I am so very proud of you. You are a great father. Happy Father's Day to you "down under."

pushCHICK said...

Just a lil opinion here...Pastor u should grow your facial hair back just for kicks!!!!


Earl Thornton said...

Pushchick... i'd have to have you DIE IT!!!!!