Congratulations! You’re A Dad
I still remember the moment my wife and I found out we would be blessed with a little girl. That moment became real life the day she was born almost 5 years ago to the day (June 30). Like some of my friends, we didn’t have a lot of practice with little kids growing up. So when we all had our first child, it was THE moment when ‘Dad Instincts’ kicked in for the very first time. I still cannot put into exact words the feelings and emotions of overwhelming LOVE I felt when Finley made her entrance.
These short (almost) 5 years with Finley have completely changed my life and Jess’s life forever. We have learned so much about parenting and even more about each other. Each day as parents we strive to teach our daughter Christian morals and values, both through discussions and our own actions as we interact with others. Have we been perfect parents? No. Have we learned from our mistakes? You better believe it! I can honestly say that I could not imagine life without being a dad. It’s a position that should be held with integrity, passion, love, patience and some sarcasm from time to time. There’s a saying out there that daughters will grow up and marry a man that reminds them of their father. Ask yourself each day, are you setting the bar high enough for your future son-in-law? Don’t be the dad that in 50 years you look out at the horizon and wish you would of been better. Life moves too fast and you cannot get moments with your children back.
So to all the dad’s out there, Happy Father’s Day. I hope you enjoyed our weekend of fame as much as me! Don’t settle for being just a good dad. Always strive to be a better dad, husband and friend. Make sure to add in some dad jokes from time to time. Even though your kid(s) may think the joke was lame, you’re still a superhero in their eyes.
Roadtrip to Missouri – Wedding Bells
This past Saturday Jess and I make a quick road trip to Warrensburg, MO for one of my best friend’s weddings.
It was an absolutely perfect day and I couldn’t be happier for Megan and Wade as they start this new journey together. Of course everything flew by so quickly and before we knew it, we were making the 3 1/2 hour drive back home on Sunday.
I will have to admit, I don’t know if there are any better road-trippers than Jess and I when it comes to tunes. I challenge anyone to try and top ‘County Songs from the 90s’ on Pandora!