Friday, June 18, 2010

What an honor!

With Father’s Day this weekend, it’s making me think about my husband & I am so feeling the blessing of what he brings to our family.

He is such a good provider.
He takes pride in caring for us.
And we feel safe because we know that he will….ALWAYS….at any cost.

He loves us more than he ever thought he probably could love anyone.
And it shows.

It shows in how hard he works.
And in how hard he loves.

He is the dad that is out in the front yard jumping in the pile of leaves with our children.
He is the dad that gets in the kiddie pool with them & doesn’t care what the neighbors think.
He is the dad that reads his Bible to the boys at night.  They may not understand what he is reading yet but they know he is there with them.  And more importantly, God hears.

Whatever he promises to our daughter, he makes sure to deliver.
Even if it makes him late to an appointment.
If he tells her he will be there when she wakes up, you better believe he will be.

He will be the dad on the sidelines cheering the loudest.
He will be their biggest fan.
They will never have to question whether he will make it to a game or a recital or their most important event.  They will never feel that void.
He will be the one that they trust because he has shown them the love that they deserve.

He may be stern & quick to discipline.
Some may think he’s too strict.
But in his love, he is also teaching.
He is teaching respect & courtesy.  He is their example.
He is teaching them to love God.
He is teaching love by providing  love.

I see it not just in his actions.
I see it in how he looks at them.
His eyes light up when he sees them.
Every hug they give him is felt in his heart.
I have never seen him smile & laugh more than when he watches our children.
He enjoys the simplest moments.  The ones that a lot of parents overlook because they are too busy, too distracted, too disproportioned by what they think their kids want instead of really noticing what they do want.  A dad to play with, a dad that will sit & read to them, hug them, cuddle with them.  A dad that will be involved with them.

He is not a perfect dad.  He gets mad at them & is quick to anger sometimes.  He messes up.  He makes mistakes. 

But there is no doubt, when you see him with our kids that this is what he was created for!  And I honor him.  For being a great man & a fantastic example of unconditional & true love.

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