Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thank You Papi!

In 1985 the Lord brought a special person into my dad Jimmy. My mom introduced me to him and I felt in myheart that he was the one my mom was waiting for and longing to raise a family with. I wasn't wrong and it turned out even better than I had imagined. On this father's day 25 yrs later, I want to thank the Lord for blessing me with him. He has been such an amazing father to me and my siblings. There isn't a day when he isn't thinking about us, he loves having his family gathered, works 6-7 days a week to make sure my mom and lil brother are taken care off. He is always ready to lend a hand even if he doesn't feel good which always amazes me. My dad has dedicated many years to his family in such a selfless way. My dad has always been there for us, very supportive, duing special moments in our lives. His love for us is genuine!I had the honor of having him marry us, he also married my two sisters! That was very special for us! He may not be the richest person in the world but let me tell you...he's priceless to us! I knew the day I'd have a baby he'd be head over heels for her and I now love seeing him with his granddaughter Karina! Many a times people like him go unnoticed. Truth is he'd rather be behind scenes doing what he does best...loving us. Today though I want you to know what a wonderful father I have, We may not be blood but he is more than a father to me! Most important to me though is that he is one of the strongest Christians I've ever met and he always made sure we were raised in a godly home! He's never giving us a bad example and that is HUGE! I grew up watching my dad worship the Lord right in the middle of our living room. He'd sing his heart out!In his hand you normally find the Bible, the one book he loves to read and knows very well. It amazes me how he can forgive and forget so easily. Something we all need to work on. He was always ready to serve at church and to help those in need. These are the values and lessons children never forget! I pray that our kids..the new generation also learns these valuable things!

Thank you papi for loving our mami and taking such good care of her, for loving us, for loving your grandchildren, for being there for us and for teaching us to love the Lord and to serve Him wholeheartedly! We will never forget all you've done to provide, all your hard work has not been in vain. We now have beautiful families of our own and have learned that without the is meaningless. Thank you for being our dad!!!


At my sister Irene's labor with Isaiah

Taking care of my mom

with my sister Gaby's on her wedding day

with my little brother Jimmy on his graduation

with my brother Dani in Costa Rica

at our wedding

at Karina's birth

Then at the birth of our beautiful daughter.


Kristi Lea said...

Oh, that made me cry. I'm still crying. Dad's are just so important, and I'm so thankful that God brought him into your lives and he has been able to be a real true "father" to you all and a wonderful husband to your mother. That is priceless and worth more than money could ever buy!

Happy Father's Day to your wonderful husband and new found father! I hope it is a wonderful day for him!

Tammy On the Go said...

I love your family more and day I can't wait to meet you all

Christy said...

She's just beautiful!!! What a beautiful tribute to your dad!!

Christy said...

She's just beautiful!!! What a beautiful tribute to your dad!!