i heard you say the other day that you aren’t as good of a dad as you’d always thought/wanted to be. and you wished you were better at it.
and that broke my heart. because i think you’re a lot better then you think you are.
i’m here to say, i’m your biggest cheerleader. i think you’re such an amazing daddy to our children. you work so hard to provide for them. you love their snuggles and sneezes and giggles and cuddles. you melt when they say daddy and they may have you wrapped around their fingers, but you still are firm as you learn how to discipline well.
darling, you love them so well.
and i think you are even better at this then you think, for the humility it took to say that you wished you could be better. i think that longing to be better is good, we should always strive to be better at this parenting thing, since we’re such newbies. lol. (i still remember driving out of the hospital parking lot, looking at you and being like, what? they are letting us leave? we don’t know what we are doing!)
but you know what makes you a great daddy? it’s that you long to show your girls the love of our heavenly Father.
you long to be an example for them of the love that our Father in Heaven has for us. THAT is proof you are a good father. because you are seeking the example of The Perfect Father.
so thank you.
thank you for loving our beautiful girls as best you can, with the example you have and for seeking the Father daily in your love for them.
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
i’m so thankful to get to do this parenting gig by your side.
Happy Father’s Day love.