Being a Father

I’m unable to describe the amount of joy my children bring me.
Seeing my kids happy is one of the best feelings I get.
Watching them pretend, makes me proud of their imagination.
Watching them empathize, melts my heart.
Watching them cry, jerks my soul.
Watching them laugh, makes the world seem right.
I don’t need things. I don’t need possessions or riches.
I just need my family.
Before my toddlers were born, I had a discussion with a friend about my wife wanting more children.
I was doubting my ability to raise a baby, and in similar words he said, “you don’t know what you’re capable of until you have kids”.
I didn’t know how right he was.
Now I fear being separated from, and unable to protect them.
As I believe, no one could love them as much as I do.
I would lay my life down in an instant to protect my children.
Thank you God for these blessings.
They are my world.

Being a Step-Dad

I thought being a step-dad was tough.
Worried that ‘real’ dad would always be cooler, more fun, and loved more.
That the kids see it as a vacation from chores and responsibility.
But then I realized, I would spoil them the same way.
I would worry that ‘step’ dad is cooler, more fun, and loved more.
It’s got to be considerably more tough, for a dad without his children.
I’m thankful.

Children

Children are blessings from God.
Little angels with thirsty minds.
As parents, we pour our lives into them.
Our passions, fears, values, beliefs, all become a part of who they are.
In a way, we live on through our children even after we die.
Pray for the wisdom to instill the right characteristics.
Cherish the time you have with them.