{Father’s Day Event} A Tribute to Bill Lawrence

MG_7236Written by: Suzanne Lawrence

“Why My Husband Bill is the Best Dad!”

Dear Bill,

You are an incredible, Dad. You are honest, loving, kind, tender-hearted, protective, gentle, intelligent, witty, responsible and respectful to name a few. You have given so much to our girls, but there are four gifts that really stand out amongst the rest.

Gift Number One: A Godly Example
You have lived a life completely devoted to God in front of your children. You have prayed with them, taught them about God and ensured they were in church each Sunday. You have not only talked the talk, but you have also walked the walk. Thank you for being such a Godly example to our girls.

Proverbs 22:6Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it.

Gift Number Two: Unconditional Love
You have shown so much love to our girls — unconditional love! Your love has always been consistent. You have disciplined them when needed, but they always knew your decision to discipline them was simply because you loved them dearly. You have always listened and never judged, but when asked for help have spoken Godly direction into their lives. Thank you for your unconditional love for our girls.

Gift Number Three: Time
You have given so much of your time, freely and willingly, over and over again — even when you have been in so much pain, you still give. I remember when the girls were younger— how every Saturday you would rotate taking them out on a date for a drink of chocolate milk or ice cream. Those were some very special times between you and your daughters. I know that our girls will always hold those times with you close to their hearts. “Time spent with family is worth every second!” Thank you for all the time you have given so freely and willingly to our family.

Gift Number Four: Respect
You have shown so much respect for me, their mother. You have honoured me on many occasions and I appreciate that so much. I am personally so very thankful for this gift. So many husbands disrespect their wives in front of their children. But, not you. You have shown our girls a true example of a Godly husband and for that, I thank you.

You are an amazing father. As one of your granddaughters recently drew in a piece of artwork for you “Papa, you are worth more than a pot of gold!” You truly are worth more to all of us than a pot of gold. Thank you for being one of the best Dad’s ever. I love you and I am very proud to call you my husband.

Love you,
Suzanne

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Suzanne Lawrence , lives in Hubley, N.S., with Bill; her best friend and husband, of 33 ½ years. She has 2 beautiful daughters who are married to great guys and together in total have 8 amazing grandchildren. She enjoys her work at a salon, in an assisted living complex in Bedford, N.S. She ejoys encouraging people by cards or phone calls. She loves to cook, bake, clean and do laundry. She loves to serve her family in any way possible, because charity starts at home. She attends Full gospel Church in Kearney Lake and has served God since the age of 12.

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  1. Pauline Peters says:

    What a great tribute to Bill, Suzanne. All four points are so important!!! Thank you for sharing. We have the privilege of knowing you both and every word is true!! Blessings!!!

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