Just some photos from this month of my dad watching us swim in a pool (where the blue reflection in his glasses comes from) which inspired me to write about his daily prayer for us.

Text reads: Dad whether I like it or not you will always be my protector, my guardian, the watchdog of the family. You tell me all the time you pray for me, Jeff and Jon every morning before you start your day. You still remind me that you never miss a day and explain that you pray for protection over us. I was touched when I got married and you said you started praying for my spouse...and now your 2 grandkids as well. I don’t think I fully understood a parent’s love for their child until I had my own. I never knew you could care for another human being in a way that is so unexplainable. Always protecting them from any harm, no matter how big or small. I never knew that I would grow up so thankful for having a dad just like you. You will always be my protector, my guardian, my watchdog whether I like it or not, all the days of my life.

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