S: My Father, My Hero, My Friend
1: Happy Valentine's Day to my very first Valentine. You have so richly blessed my life as well as so many others. You are loved. You have been gifted with so many great qualities, such as kindness, compassion, wisdom, and a great sense of humor. You have such a great love of Christ & are such a positive role model. You are one of the greatest counselor's. I appreciate your continual guidance and support. I thank our Heavenly Father for choosing you to be my earthly father. You have taught me life's most valuable lessons and I continue to learn from you every day. Happy Valentine's Day to my dear father. All my love, Trudy
2: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” —Matthew 22:37-40 | Some of the greatest lessons in life, I have learned from you
3: First and foremost, love God | Luke 11:28 He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
4: Don't be afraid to try new things
5: A big hole in your home can be scary..... | .....but the end result so gratifying
6: Take time to enjoy destinations near..... | Nebraska City
7: Amana Colonies | Travel
8: .....and far | ......and far
10: You've taught me about forgiveness and second chances
11: And to believe in miracles | The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, and believing in
12: That the best things in life aren't things
13: A family is a gift that lasts forever | "I'm so lucky as can be, the world's greatest Dad belongs to me."
14: Take time to cherish your loved ones and tell them often that you love them
15: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."
16: Marry your best friend | And love that person more than you love yourself
17: Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~Gene Perret
18: Work hard, but play even harder
19: Don't take yourself too seriously
20: Savannah just heard her first Jim joke....so funny!!! | Laughter is the best medicine
21: Live life fully | Grandpa and Georgie
22: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today" | "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana
25: "A father's love warms the heart of his children forever." | Jared, Grandpa, and Lilly | Grandpa and Savannah at the gardens