Sunday, June 15, 2008

father's day

Happy Father's Day to my dear husband. He's done his share of diapers and late night walks to lull sleepless babies. He's worried and prayed over sick kids. He's worked hard and sacrificed for them. He understands that the moment you become a parent selflessness takes on a whole new meaning. He's been delighted at their happiness and saddened by their tears. He disciplines them well and makes them laugh often. And I am just so very grateful to have this man to partner with in parenting. We have no illusions of being the perfect parents; as a matter of fact I think we tremble at how easily our baggage, and issues and sin can and will hurt our kids. But we trust that God gave us these three little people for a reason and that he will be our strength as we try to live what we teach. So we strive together in the best way we know how to help them be passionate about God, and learning and people, and nature and beauty.

I'd be amiss not to mention how immensely thankful I am for my own sweet dad for giving me life,and love and so much of what I now hold dear.
On a side note the above pictures were altered on this strange Japanese website. You download the photo, then click the blue box and voila! Your pictures look like vintage newspaper clippings. I'm just a little addicted to it at the moment.


Susan said...

It has been the most joyful thing in my life to watch my children become parents. I remember well one of the days when Josh and Jennifer were small and I'd locked myself in the bathroom with my Bible and The Strong Willed Child, asking with tears why God thought I could be a mother. I am thankful for you, Josh, and love you more than words can say. I am so proud of the man you have become and the father that you are. Love, Mom

Lauren said...

i'm glad you like the japanese photo site ;) blessings to your sweet family on this father's day!

Anonymous said...

I think Cat used that website on something she did recently. Very cool.
Happy Father's Day ihsoj!