A Father’s Day Tribute….

Today is an extra-special day for my husband.  It’s Father’s Day.  But this year, it has a new and very different meaning for Steven.  He’s a daddy now…and for the first time, this day is for him.  And since our baby girl can’t quite do the honors yet, that means I get to, right?  🙂

I can’t possibly express how grateful I am that my children will have a father like Steven.  He will be a very different kind of daddy than most of the dads I know.  Steven will be a truly great father.  I know this, because of the way he approaches the other relationships in his life.  I get to watch first-hand how he interacts with people of all types.  I know the kind of son he is, the brother he is, the uncle he is.  I’ve seen what kind of friend he is.  And most importantly, I know what kind of husband he is.  Every day, I experience the great joy of being his wife.

Steven is the kind of guy who goes deep — way past the surface.  It’s his habit in relationships…investing, helping, giving, understanding, pouring himself into the lives of others.  People don’t just come to Steven for counsel — they come for comfort.  They know he’ll listen, and care.

Ever since I first met Steven, I’ve admired the way he interacts with children.  He always has time for them and they love him.  Watching him with his nephews and niece has given me just a taste of what he’ll be like as a daddy…and I like it.  🙂  As the oldest of 7, Steven wasn’t (and still isn’t) just a big brother.  He deeply loves and cares for his siblings, and is one of the most influential people in their lives.

Steven thinks outside the box.  He doesn’t just do what all the other Christians are doing.  Because he really takes time to think through what he does, he does a lot of things differently.  Our children will have a father who remembers what it was like to be a child, and remembers to look at things from their perspective. That’s special. Steven takes into consideration things that other men would normally overlook.  He’s never harsh or hasty.  He is always gentle and patient.  And he never raises his voice — ever.  (Ask his family!)  His children are going to adore him.

Whether we like it or not,  the way that our children will view God is hugely affected by how they view and relate to their earthly father.  I’m so thankful that our children will have a father who is continually growing in his likeness to our heavenly Father and desiring to be that kind of father to his own little ones.  Their lives will be shaped much more by his example than by his teaching.

I love you, Steven.  I can’t wait to see you as a daddy, and watch as you apply all of these special traits to fatherhood.  Our children are going to be blessed indeed.

Happy Father’s Day from your girls.

“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.”

A Father’s Day Tribute….Today is an extra-special day for my husband.  It’s Father’s Day.  But this year, it has a new and very different meaning for Steven.  He’s a daddy…
  • Steven

    Anna…*sniffle*…I love you. Thank you.

  • Jan Bryan

    Awwwwww….very sweet! 🙂

  • This is beautiful, Anna!