Fatherlove - Keeping Fathers Connected

2001 Father of the Year Essay Contest

MADELYNE LARSEN
THIRD PLACE WINNER
FIFTH GRADE
School: Heritage Christian School
Teacher: Ms. Wendy Devey
City: Bothell

I am so lucky, I have a great dad that loves me, and loves God. He is always there for me when I need him. I could describe my dad in one word, but if I could describe him in four, I know just what they would be. My four words would be awesome, loving, giving and teaching. The word loving means he loves me, and will never stop loving me, it also means he cares for me. The word giving means he provides for me, he buys me what I need, like clothes, food, shoes, and school books. When my dad teaches me is when he punishes me, he is helping me learn what I shouldnít do. I donít like it, but it does work. Awesome means he is an all around great dad, he plays with me, bikes with me, shoots hoops with me, and plays catch with me. But most of all I love him because he loves me and cares so much for me.

When me and my dad are together alone we donít go to his office and sit, we play or garden or do whatever needs to be done. It is a very fun thing when we work in the yard, we chop down trees, or clear brush, we donít just weed all day, we do fun stuff. When my dad helps me with my homework, I know Iím going to get it because he always explains it so clearly. He sometimes gets mad when I get annoying, but I know he still loves me. Every morning almost my dad gets me up at 6:15 and makes breakfast and packs my lunch. I donít know what I would do without the wonderful father that God has given me.