So God Made a Mother Collection ➔

Can I tell you about my husband?

He’s amazing. He’s kind and doting and loves Jesus, but perhaps his most endearing trait is the absolutely incredible father he is. 

In our early days of dating, he was crippled by the fear of what type of father he would be. To him, fatherhood was burdensome, grumbling, abandonment, and fighting for the final dollar during tax season.

His experience as a son crippled his anticipation as a father. 

But I knew it all along—what an incredible dad he would be. Although I must admit, he has often far surpassed what I even dreamed. 

RELATED: The Transformation of a Man Into a Daddy is Breathtaking

He picked out a shirt to match our son’s T-ball uniform for opening day. He agreed to parent-toddler dance classes on the days I work. He is the ultimate man. The guy you want in your corner when parenting is tough. He can be firm but so soft. He is easily melted by the soft whimper of our daughter. He’s bent over in laughter over the antics of our preschooler.

He’s paving the way where there was no way. And he’s doing amazing. 

So as Father’s Day approaches, if you find yourself perusing the card aisle looking for something that resembles truth or if you’re quick to assess your failures and not your successes, this is for you.  

You are doing amazing. 

You are redefining fatherhood for an entire generation. 

Because of you, your children will not fear fatherhood. Because of you, your children will understand that manhood comes with both strength and softness. Because of you, abandonment is a thing of the past and presence is what really counts.

RELATED: Thank You For Being a Dad Who Shows Up

You became an amazing dad despite the dad before you. You are paving a new path in uncharted territory. 

And you’re doing amazing. 

Her View From Home

Millions of mothers connected by love, friendship, family and faith. Join our growing community. 1,000+ writers strong. We pay too!   Find more information on how you can become a writer on Her View From Home at https://herviewfromhome.com/contact-us/write-for-her//

You Don’t Know it Yet, But Your Daddy is Such a Good Man

In: Kids, Marriage
Dad smiling at newborn baby

He’s more than strong arms and broad shoulders. He’s more than a deep voice that is sometimes scary. He’s more than the man we share a home with who always seems to be working. He’s more than the sweat on his forehead or the surprises he brings home. He’s so much more than you’re able to see right now . . . but I hope one day you do. He’s the man who works harder than anyone I know to provide for his family. He comes home in the evening after a 10-hour day with a smile on his face...

Keep Reading

I’m Raising My Son To Be a Good Man Like His Daddy

In: Kids
Father and son piggyback ride

I don’t know much about being a boy. I see my son playing, and I honestly don’t get it sometimes. He can spend hours playing tackle football by himself. He lines up his Star Wars characters and knocks them down only to do it again. When I ask him how school was, I get commentary about his best friends pushing each other for fun on the bus. And when I ask him what he wants to be when he grows up, he responds with seriousness, “An alien.” How do I step up to the overwhelming task of teaching this little...

Keep Reading

Watching My Husband As a Father Fills My Heart With So Much Love

In: Marriage, Motherhood
father and baby on couch

Becoming a mama was life-changing. The feelings I felt the moment I held my baby boy in my arms is almost indescribable. The pure love and the knowledge of knowing I was this little person’s mama. It really was life-changing. But what I didn’t expect was my son to change my husband’s life so drastically from the second he was born.  It’s been life-changing for all of us. My husband has always been a kind and thoughtful man. That is what made me fall in love with him. We met at work and he would go out of his way...

Keep Reading

5 Secrets to the

BEST Summer Ever!

FREE EMAIL BONUS

Creating simple summer memories

with your kids that will  last a lifetime