A Tribute to My Dad, to My Husband, and to Fathers Everywhere

Evangelist Billy Graham once said of fathers,

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”

As we celebrate Father’s Day 2013, I want to thank the fathers in my life:  my own dad, and my dear husband, whose constant love for our three children has been an inspiration.

My dad–Roy “Bud” Davis




Thanks to my father, Bud Davis, for working so hard to support our family of eight, and for inspiring us by your faith, your generosity, and your ethic. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.



Deacon Jerry Schiffer, the love of my life


And thank you so much to my husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, for your love and for your wonderful sense of humor.  

Thank you for tolerating my foibles, for cleaning up my messes, and for inspiring me to be better than I am.  Thank you for your strong faith, which shapes our lives and makes the world a better place.  

Most especially as we celebrate Father’s Day, thank you for choosing me to be the mother of your children.

The Schiffer family–Dad, Mom, and all three kids together–in 1998

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  • Maggie Goff

    Beautiful, Kathy.