My dad is perhaps the most dedicated person I know. He is dedicated to his ideals and passions, he is dedicated to his faith and profession, and he is dedicated to his family and friends.
His dedication plays out in many different ways, but what I am most grateful for is the dedication and fierce love that he has for my children. There's something so special about witnessing a parent love your children, and over the past two years I have been overwhelmed by how my parents care for my boys, how they engage with them and teach them, have patience with them and encourage them. As my dad has stepped into the role of grandfather, I have become even more acutely aware of how he has loved me as his daughter—and what a gift that has been.
Today we celebrate you dad—we celebrate you as a leader and servant, son and father and grandfather, and friend. Happy birthday!