Once upon a time, over 19 years ago, there was a young couple who had just married and embarked on a new life together. This couple really hadn't given much thought to having children, they were just young and in love. As a little girl, the wife had always dreamed of having kids (1 boy and 1 girl) eventually but she wasn't in any hurry. The husband, on the other hand, wasn't sure he even wanted kids at all. He told his parents that he "wasn't having any kids" when he grew up.
God had other plans for this man though; for He knew that this man had all the makings of a wonderful father. So in December 1988, just 8 short months after their wedding day, the newlyweds found out that we were expecting their first child.
At first, the newlyweds were shocked and scared, but it didn't take long for them to start getting excited. They were going to have a baby! So they started to prepare to become parents.
The husband was especially diligent in his preparation. See this baby bed? He built this gorgeous crib (which converted to a toddler bed & dresser) with his bare hands because no store bought crib would do for his baby. What a labor of love! Isn't it gorgeous? Also, notice his "Coach" t-shirt (labor coach) and his "It's a boy" hat and coffee mug. For someone who didn't want kids...he was a super excited dad-to-be.
The next August, this man who didn't want kids became the father of a gorgeous little boy. And that is when the man embraced fatherhood with every once of his being.
The man and his son were inseparable.
Even before his son could walk, the man was teaching him all of the things he should know in life, like how to do man things such as repairing things around the house.
'Cause every guy needs to know how to do stuff like that.
The man had ulterior motives when taught his son to mow the lawn; he wanted his son to learn that job really well so he could take it over when he got older.
But it wasn't all work for the man and his son. The man taught his son other important things a man should know, like how to shave.
And how to make a nice birthday cake for his mommy...
But after all of the work was done, and life lessons learned, the man taught his son that it was OK to be silly and have fun.
They loved to play!
And then there where 2. The man became the father of a beautiful baby girl 2-1/2 years after his son was born.
She had big blue eyes, curly hair, and the sweetest personality...and although he will adamantly deny it, she had him wrapped around her finger the moment she was born. She loved her daddy and even though he tried to act all tough and macho, he would melt like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day when she smiled at him.
Now that he man had two kids, he was busier than ever so he made the best use of his time. They shared cuddle time.
The kids even helped him with his daily workouts
which meant he had more time to play with them!
And he was patient when teaching his children how to overcome their fears.
This man was such a great dad. When his kids started school, he went on school field trips with them.
And he chaperoned school events like "Super Kids Day". The kids LOVED it when he came to school too because none of the kids would dare pick on them with him around.
The man always took his kids on the best vacations. They especially loved cruises.
And on vacation he was still a fun daddy! He could really "bust-a-move" on the dance floor too.
He was "walkin it out" before "walkin' it out" was popular!
The kids even claimed him when he dressed like a tourist.
As the kids grew older, the man took them to church to learn about God...
And he taught them the importance of a good education.
With every passing year, the kids loved him more and more...and so did his wife.
They think he is the BEST FATHER in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!
In conclusion, the man who didn't really want kids changed his mind...
because now he pretty much ADORES his kids.
And he wouldn't know what he would do without them.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY HONEY!
THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A WONDERFUL FATHER.