Fathers are irreplaceable. And for those whose brave hearts own that title completely, there can be no replacement. Theirs are shoes only they can fill.
There's something powerful and necessary and fundamental about a father's love.
Our hearts are validated by it, our souls soar with it.
And it's the Father heart of God with skin on that we call "Daddy".
The Father heart that gave his life away for his children.
The Father heart that spent his life on his children.
The Father heart that wanted his children to be with Him, more than anything else in this world.
And my children...
That is the heart of your father.
He chooses you. Everyday he chooses you.
With all this world had to offer a man like him, he chose you.
When the world screams, "work longer, work harder, climb higher, make a name for yourself", he chose to name you. Seven times to name you.
And when the world said, "seven kids will make you poor"...
He was the richest man there was...because of you.
Because of all the moments of everyday he chooses you, gladly chooses to give his life to you.
Because the Father heart of God--the one that lives and dies for his children, only for his children--that's the heart inside your daddy.
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