Mommy Moments Monday

Mommy Moments Monday:: Thankful for Good Dads

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It’s been a little while since I’ve done a Mommy Moments Monday post. I saw this video posted on a friends timeline and it inspired me. I don’t think dads always get credit for the job they do.

From as far back as I can remember as a child, my dad was always there. He was always present, always praying for me {and I’m sure about me in my teenage years 😉 }. He was always quoting scripture, and teaching us scripture. Honestly, it annoyed me as a child. I mean, what child really wants to hear Proverbs 13:24?? He did it though because he firmly believed the scripture “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. He also firmly believed, and practiced Ephesians 6:4: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”  I’m thankful he knew more than I did {although I would never admit it to him at that time!} and knew what was best for me.

I didn’t always like everything my dad did or the rules he had. In fact, I thought some of his rules were crazy! I didn’t like that my dad made me get a job in high school to pay for my own vehicle, but it taught me responsibility. I didn’t like that my dad volunteered to chaperone youth trips and school functions, but I was able to spend time with him and he took the time to be present in my life. Although I was embarrassed mortified at some of the things he did, he was doing them because he loved me and wanted what was best for me.

Now that I am older, married, and have kids of my own, I oftentimes look back and think of how my mom and dad raised me. I even find myself asking for their advice and prayers during my current season in life. In fact, a year or so ago, I found myself asking my parents for the paddle my dad made for whenever I needed . . . I mean whenever my brother and sister needed a spanking growing up. 😉 I, now, see the value of my dad’s rules, love, fun times together, and yes, even those times I was embarrassed at what he was wearing {which for the record, he still does to this day!}.

Because I was blessed with a good dad, I knew the qualities to look for in a man when I started dating. I’m thankful God saw fit to bless me with a husband that has many of the qualities of my dad {even the embarrassing clothes from time-to-time too 😉 }. My husband is an excellent father to our girls. I’m not saying he’s perfect, but he is present, and gets his hands dirty when it comes to parenting {literally because he will even change poopy diapers 🙂 }.

Even though my husband doesn’t always put bows in my daughter’s hair like I would, doesn’t mean he isn’t doing a good job. He is very patient with our girls, and their love for their daddy is evident. Their little faces light up when he walks in the door from work. He does a great job as a father, husband, and provider. I’m thankful for him.

If you have a husband and/or father who was/is a great dad, tell him today. Thank him for being a good father. Then brag on him a little. 🙂 I want to hear about how great of a dad and/or husband you have. Let me know in the comment section.

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