When my sisters and I went to visit my parents on their mission in the Dominican Republic, I could see that the institute kids loved my dad and had a respect for him. He was to them what he had always been to me. He was the father they needed. My dad may be a quiet man, but lives worthy to have the Spirit at ALL times. He never speaks of another. He never says a bad word. He is amiable. He is kind. He works hard. He is a man of integrity. He is selfless. He loves me.
Bishop or no Bishop. It's not about the title anymore. My dad is strong. He is a good man. I know that he will be exactly who those YSA kids need. They will love him for all the same reasons I love him.
I love you dad. Thank you for living the way that you have. You have been a great source of strength to me and a great example to me and my children. I admire your willingness to serve. I love your humility. I loved being there today. It was perfect.
I love that you're my dad.