1. What's the best thing about your dad?
He always did (and does) make me feel wanted, and I was known as his "little buddy" when I was growimg up. He has always been interested in my interests and proud of my accomplishments. He genuinely enjoys spending time with his family, and he tell us often. :-)
I have to give a shout out to my father-in-law, because I have a really good one! He is also really supportive of me, takes an interest in what I do, and has a great sense of humor (which he thankfully passed on to his son).
2. If you've got kids, what's the best thing about THEIR dad? (If you don't, feel free to substitute your grandfather or another father figure.)
But if I had to pin it down to specifics, I love how incredibly gentle he is with them, and how he takes time to teach them things (especially about nature, which is not my strength!).
Ohhhh, and his patience. Andrew is SUCH a patient man!
3. What's the best advice your dad ever gave you?
"Drive like everyone else on the road is crazy." (Not really, but it makes me smile whenever I'm driving, and there's definitely wisdom to it.)
"Do what you love and the money will follow." My dad has always emphasized the importance of trusting God and discerning His will for you, and that's definitely influenced my marriage and family life.
4. What's something you have in common with your dad?
We both love books with a fierce passion, and we both love connecting with people and getting them to open up.
5. What's the manliest thing you know how to do?
Hmmm...woodworking? Mowing the lawn (such a satisfying task!)? Andrew's pretty darn manly, so he handles most of the manly things for me these days!
6. Who is your favorite fictional dad?
Pa Ingalls. Surprise, surprise! He reminds me a lot of Andrew and of my Dad.
Happy Father's Day to my three favorite guys- my Dad, my Dad-in-Law, and the Daddy of my babies. I love you three!