Thank You


via Roenne

My oldest wrote this note and picture for me this weekend:

Thank you for everything you do Appa.

This might be the most precious note I’ve ever received.


Two flowers

I’m the purple flower and she’s the red and green one. I want to frame this note.

My wife and girls are the most important people in my life and they don’t thank me very often for the work that I do; they don’t need to (and they don’t have to), but when it happens I’m over the moon.

It is a small but significant reminder of my chief motivations for why I do what I do. How about you, friends?

  • Ed

    Indeed! I would in no way be be as good at what I do or who I am as an individual. My kids are grown now and I can tell you these moments fly by way too fast for my liking. Enjoy them…

    • John Saddington

      thanks ed!

  • prajeethpj1

    Beautiful! You are right. our wife & children are the most important people in our lives. I thank God for their lives. I have my daughter who is 11 months old and I’m waiting for this moment 1 day to have this kind of note from her. Wow!. I would be flying in the sky….. with singing this song…. “I believe I can fly…… he he he

    Thanks John for sharing this post. You are a blessing. Cheers – PJ

    • John Saddington

      you are welcome!

  • Wil Morales

    It’s these little reminders that really make all the difference in the world.

    • John Saddington

      oh man, do they ever.

  • J.Molina

    Can’t wait for my daughter to start drawing stuff for me too!

    She’s one month. :D

    • John Saddington

      it goes by fast!

  • Michael John Beil

    Those are the moments worth living for John! Keep being a great dad.

    • John Saddington

      “working” is the right word!

  • SamTavs

    Keep at it John, and cherish these moments as if they were the last ones.

    • John Saddington

      thanks for the reminder friend.