Thank you for everything. I am not sure this thing called “the internet” could hold the amount of words I would need to write to fully thank you for all that you have done for me over the years. You made sure that home was safe, worked hard to provide for our family and to ensure that we had opportunities you knew nothing about. Working alongside you I learned what it meant to put in a “hard days work” and how to enjoy a time of relaxing and simply enjoying life. You always put your family ahead of yourself and I am the better for it. Thank you for loving and caring for me and for embracing Nancy and my children as your own. You showed me what it meant to love and serve God. I learned how to serve others and how to give generously of all I was blessed with as I watched how you lived each day. You taught me how to care for this earth, how to be a good steward of all that God has blessed me with and how to be satisfied with what I have. I learned what it meant to be careful with my finances and how to “shop for the deals”. There so much more but I think you get the idea…you have helped make me who I am today and I am thankful. On this Father’s day I have found a few of my favorite pictures of you to celebrate my Dad. My favorite is the first. I took it a few years ago. We were on a walk back to the falls down the back road. You were leading us on a hike and it was one of those simple, yet good days. Thanks for the many, many simple, yet good days you brought into our lives.