Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dad of Eleven

I feel I must take time away from my awesome birthday at the beach to post about the Father of Eleven. He is truly the man behind the Mom of Eleven and I cannot take all the credit. Now, if you notice the post before this, he took the time to write a precious post about me in honor of my birthday. I am in no way trying to "repay" him or make you all throw up from cheesiness. BUT I must since it is Father's Day.

My precious husband can best be described as sacrificial. He is one that honestly thinks of others before himself and wants to serve. He has spent this entire day INSIDE. AT THE BEACH.. . with our newborn baby, being a father, so I could have a day outside on my birthday. Not once has he complained, whined or argued about seeing the ocean or even stepping foot out of the house, but rather, "enjoy your day".

He sacrifices more than others will ever know. No one else but I can understand the sacrifices he has had to make because of the life we lead. It is hard for a man, to leave the "workforce" of the world and become, JUST A DAD. He has handled it with dignity and diligence and has stayed true to his calling of service for the LORD. He is passionate about Christ and his life verse Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine that others may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven", is exemplified daily in tasks many do not even see.

His children, all 12 of them, will never know the hours of work, prayer, heartache, happiness, and service he has devoted to them. He is the dad of all dads if you ask me, and I couldn't be prouder.

Happy Father's Day!

3 comments:

Joni said...

Happy Birthday Wendy! Happy Father's Day J! It is a privilege to call you both friends.

Gretchen said...

Wendy,Hope your Birthday was everything you wanted it to be. :) Love you guys!

JMom said...

He is a good egg!! I am so glad God gave you two each other!