With Father’s Day fast approaching it gives me pause to reflect on my own Father. My dad passed away almost 11 years ago, and there isn't a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could speak with him. I miss his advice, his straight forward way of looking at a problem and being able to fix it. My dad was a great example of hard work and hard service. He worked hard for his family every day, and he served diligently for his Heavenly Father. Because of my Dad, I learned how to be a good husband and father to my family. If there is one attribute that I owe to my dad it is the ability to work hard at things, to never give in or give up.
But also I owe my dad so much more than my work ethic. He was a great priesthood holder, honoring his priesthood through his service. Some of my earliest memories are of my father dragging me along as we went to a widow’s home to repair something that was broken. He always had time, even if he didn't; to help someone in need. He also wasn't afraid to bless his family with our Heavenly Father’s priesthood. He was always ready and willing to give us blessings, using his priesthood power to enrich our lives. I owe my father so much, more than I could ever put into mere words. Dad, I Love You and Miss You…… but I also know that you will be my father for eternity.
The following video expresses my feeling for my own father and my feelings that I have for my Heavenly Father. How has your Father impacted your life?