6.20.2010

Happy Father's Day DADDY!







If you read my previous post then you already know that this Father's Day was pretty special to us since JR found out he is now a Daddy of TWO! But it is also very special because he has now been a father over a year and I have been able to watch him grow in so many ways. I am incredibly grateful that our children have a earthly father who loves his Heavenly Father and points us to Jesus. JR is a man after God's own heart and lives that out daily and therefore teaches Griffin without saying a word. He takes being a father very seriously and understands that he cannot do it on his own.

Griffin already ADORES JR and I pray that he will always be his hero. I am so thankful to have such a man of integrity to go through this journey of parenthood with and I am forever grateful for the unconditional love he gives Griffin and I.

People told me that after having kids, I would see a different side to my husband. And I would probably fall in love with him more. They were right. Parenthood has been so good for JR and me. It has been so cool to see JR be a daddy to Griffin. He is so, so good to him. He takes time to play. To tell him he loves him. To count to ten with him. To teach him his ABC's. To read. To act silly. To hug and kiss him constantly. To let him know every day that he loves him.



We had a very relaxed day today, at the request of Daddy. He enjoyed doing nothing all day except napping,snuggling and playing with his little boy.

At church this morning, this song was sang and I thought it was perfect:

I want to be just like you by Phillips Craig & Dean

He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug
He calls me Dad and I call him Bub
With his faded old pillow and a bear named Pooh He snuggles up close and says,
I want to be like you
I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight
Trippin' over the toys as I turn out the light
And I whisper a prayer that someday he'll see
He's got a father in God 'cause he's seen Jesus in me Lord,
I want to be just like You
'Cause he wants to be just like me
I want to be a holy example
For his innocent eyes to see
Help me be a living Bible,
Lord That my little boy can read
I want to be just like You
'Cause he wants to be like me
Got to admit I've got so far to go
Make so many mistakes and I'm sure that You know
Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try
With all the pressures in life I just can't get it all right
But I'm trying so hard to learn from the best
Being patient and kind, filled with Your tenderness
'Cause I know that he'll learn from the things that he sees
And the Jesus he finds will be the Jesus in me
Right now from where he stands I may seem mighty tall
But it's only 'cause I'm learning from the best Father of them all


Happy Father's Day my love! You are the best Daddy I could ever ask for for our kids :)