Congrats, Dad

Today was Dad's last day of work. He will be officially retired after today, although he will likely work part time for a bit.

I can't imaging Dad not working. It seems strange to think of him without a job. The funny thing is that I can't imagine my grandpa, his Dad, working. Of course I know he did, he owned his own successful business, but he retired a little early and I have no memory of him working at all. He may have actually retired before I was born.

I bet my kids will have the same thoughts about their Dad and Grandpa. It's interesting to think about how my girls see me the way I saw Dad when I was young and see Dad the way I saw Grandpa.

Anyway, congrats Dad. You've earned this freedom. You put in your years of service to provide for and raise a family and you (and Mom!) did well. I hope you can look at what my family and my sister's has become and be proud. We are what we are in no small part because of the life you lived. Steadfast, strong, committed, reliable. A rock. Jesus told us that it is wise to seek and build our lives upon the foundation that is solid. It's a true blessing when that solid, stable foundation is provided for you to build upon.

Thanks Dad, and enjoy yourself.

."Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

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