When I used think about the man I would marry while growing up, I always saw him as a good dad. I never could have imagined the amazing father that Nathan is to our children. He of course gives all the credit to God, especially for God giving him an amazing father to learn from, to which I am so thankful for. For me to experience such a wonderful partner in raising these children and him being so involved with our kids is such a blessing.
This evening I stayed home with Maxwell as he is still getting over illness and Nathan went to Emalynn’s student-led conference.
Despite his heavy work load and many other responsibilities, his involvement in our children’s lives and education is very important to him. He called me twice today to talk about Jackson remembering to bring his homework home. I mean, he’s in Kindergarten, but to him that doesn’t matter. Teaching our children responsibility and respect for authority, and ultimately to love, serve and fear the Lord starts at the outset.
Speaking of the outset, this man was extraordinary with our babies. There was nothing like seeing this big, strong man tenderly nurture and care for our tiny little ones. He loved them from the moment he knew they existed…before in fact. He always brings up that God gave us 3 perfect names, one girl and 2 boys long before we became parents. He insisted we find out their gender as soon as possible so that he could call them by name in utero. He talked to them every single day in my belly. And when they were born, they knew him. It was so precious.
I never could have dreamed this life with this man. Today I am so thankful that the man I married is such a great dad. It makes me fall in love with him all over again.