Saturday, June 18, 2011

Terry Covey is my Dad.

I can't even begin to express the respect I have for my Dad. I am by no means a perfect child nor anywhere close but I have a hero for a Dad. Now that I'm 21 years old I am beginning to see how awesomely blessed I am to have 2 godly parents. So many things that Dad has done and said and not done and not said has impacted my life forever. His behavior in the past and present literally affects how I live today.

1. He said he was sorry when he got upset.
2. He spanked me...with a custom made paddle.
3. He made time for family devotions before school.
4. The same TV and music rules he had for us girls applied to him and mom as well. If it was indecent for children, its was indecent for them too.
5. It didn't matter what other families did, we were held to the standard of God's word.
6. He faithfully gets up before the world each morning to study God's Word.
7. He didn't need to be recognized by man to serve God to the utmost.
8. He attended all my volleyball games.
9. He cheered me on through my hurting heart .
10. He prays for me regularly and with me over the phone.
11. There is seldom a conversation we have that does not involve what God is actively doing in both of our lives.
12. He was the parent in my childhood and now a best friend.

bonus: He called me "boojack" and "boojina". 

I am so proud to say I am Terry Covey's daughter. A Dad with a solid testimony and reputation of having a strong walk with the Lord is the greatest treasure a daughter could ever receive. 


  1. Oh my goodness...what a blessing!!! If someone would ask me for an example of a true godly man that I had been around...your dad would be one of the first, if not the first man who would come to mind. You are truly, truly blessed to have is he to have you! Love you much! Have a great Father's Day honoring your dad.

  2. Thanks Jenn! Your such a sweet sister to me :)

  3. I can't help it. I've got to say it. Sweet shorts, Pastor Terry! He's told us those very same things in parenting class... and we know how hard some of those things are to stick to in our family. Glad to hear that our boys might THANK us for it in the future. :) Miss you, Amy!

  4. Thanks Amy! Love you much. I also thought about mentioning toe "sweet shorts" also. Shan and I got a giggle out of the pictures!

  5. Thanks Amy. It was the good Lord who helped us to raise such godly daughters. I love you. Dad P.S. - Aren't you glad styles have changed! Ha!