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A Man Like No Other

The bestest Dad in the whole wide world!

There’s so much I can say about my Dad.

Yet, there’s nothing I can say without tearing up/breaking down/crying, so I think I’m going to try to be a big girl and keep this simple.

Happy Birthday to the bestest Daddy in the whole wide world. I could not have asked for anyone better for my Father, provider, and protector. A man who was unashamed about the fact that he loved his wife, two sons, baby girl, and his country. One who stressed the importance of maintaining a relationship and fellowship with God – one who took us to church instead of sending us. A man who made sure his wife was a stay-at-home-Mother to his children, and made sure his family always had a comfortable place to live, food, and clothing.

A man who stressed to his children the importance of reading, gaining knowledge, and becoming educated. A man who embraced diversity, yet instilled in us the understanding that we were never to allow anyone to intimidate us or make us feel less than.

A man who, aside from my late husband, was and always has been the biggest supporter of my dreams, goals, and aspirations – even the ones he didn’t personally agree with. No matter where I was or what I was doing, this is the man I could always count on to love me unconditionally – no matter what. 

A Dad who kept his promises, because “his word was his bond.”

Our birthdays are one day apart; mine is the 20th, and my Dad’s is the 21st. Since the time that I can remember being alive, my Dad has always told me that I was “The bestest birthday present” he had ever received. 

Not only did my Dad and I celebrate our birthdays, Thanksgiving is also “our” holiday. 

Happy Birthday to the bestest Daddy in the whole wide world. I love you and appreciate you more than you can ever know.

Thank you, dear Lord, for my Dad.

Join in the Fray: What makes your Dad “the bestest Dad in the whole wide world?” If you have children, what memories are you making for them?

Copyright © 2012 Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, All rights reserved.

I’m blogging every day in the month of November as a participant in NaBloPoMo. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!


November 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM 2 comments

Wrecked Book Review by Guest Blogger Eileen Knowles

Eileen Muldowney Knowles

I am thrilled to be here today!  Swirl Girl and I have never met in person, in fact, we only just recently met online.   We are both members of the same book launch team, a team picked by Jeff Goins to help spread the word about his new book, WRECKED.

The fact that Michelle is on this team too, tells me something significant about her.  It tells me that we must share a common belief and passion.  This one:

You can’t make a difference and you can’t experience growth by sitting comfortably on the couch.  Difference makers do.  Difference makers get their hands dirty.

Jeff’s new book is about making the brave choices.  It’s about “listening to that still, small voice whispering, ‘Life is not about you.'” He reminds the reader that, “in order to experience the ultimate satisfaction, you must embrace the hard things. You must commit.”

WRECKED is a book that will make you think.  It will challenge you.  It will make you uncomfortable.  But, just as Jeff shares so well with the readers, that’s the best place for us to be.

“Ask people who have radically changed their lives, and they will tell you the best decisions they made were when they were uncomfortable.”

Living and breathing a wrecked life is about “stepping into the pain and discovering fulfillment in the most unlikely places.”

In his book, Jeff takes you to these places and the longer you journey with him through the stories and ideas he shares, the more inspired you become.

WRECKED hits the shelves on August 1st.  If you will wait to buy the book until it releases, Jeff is generously offering over $150 worth of free gifts.  You can check out all the details and sign up for this great deal HERE.

It’s time to get WRECKED.

“Once you’ve tasted a life that isn’t all about you, it can wreck you.”
From Wrecked, by Jeff Goins

About Eileen

Eileen Knowles is a small town Arizona girl who studied English at The University of Arizona a long, long time ago. She now lives in small town North Carolina with her husband, Roger, their eight-year old son, and one quirky dog named Bisbee. When she is not working part-time loving on animals at the local animal hospital, she thoroughly enjoys drinking coffee, running, playing Scrabble, leading Women’s Bible Study at her church, and writing about how cool it is to journey through life with Jesus holding her hand.

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