My husband, Steve, is a public servant and he is a very busy man. So most of the day, I spend with the kids taking care of their needs, teaching and disciplining my toddler (because I catch the moments of disobedience). However, despite his very busy schedule and the stress that comes with his job, he makes it a point to spend time with the kids every day. I really appreciate that about him.
He is the type of dad that wants to be the first one to make his children experience something different or new in their life.
The most stressful part about being married to Steve is when any of the kids get sick. Even just a slight fever can be like the worst has come! He just wants all of us to be well and happy!
It seemed like a blink of an eye, that time in our life when we prayed to the Lord for our children. I recall the day when we found out we were pregnant and weeks later, that first pregnancy was going to be terminated because it was ectopic. The night before the operation, Steve embraced me to sleep with his hands clasping mine, as I cried to the Lord for the loss. He was crying too because we both wanted to be this baby’s parent. The Lord in His faithfulness, on the 7th year of our waiting, made us parents. Steve was finally a legitimate father. A daddy to Joshua, and now a daddy to our little Anna.
I thank the Lord for the privilege he is giving my husband to be a father. I thank God because Steve is experiencing a different kind of love. He is experiencing another dimension of joy. Most of all it is making him know God more as our father.
This day, I thank God for all fathers, who make themselves available for their children. To dads who are ever present, who provide for their children, who love and discipline their own kids, who prays for their children, and who thinks about their future. God bless you and may God increase your joy! I love and thank you Steve, for being that kind of daddy.
Happy Father’s Day!