Well, in honor of Father's Day I'm writing a post about the best dad in the world. Now, in the past I have written posts about my own daddy, who was, indeed, the best daddy I could have every asked for, but I am going to honor someone else this time.
God truly blessed me when He placed Jake in my life. As I look back it seems strange in this day and age to have started dating your future spouse when you were 15 and 13. My son is about to turn 10. Thinking he could possibly meet his future spouse in 3 years freaks me out just a little, I have to admit. But, I realize the chances of that are slim. The LORD set Jake and I aside for each other from the beginning, though. I am convinced that no one else on this earth could possibly be the right fit for either of us.
I thank God daily for placing Jake in my life. HE continues to mold him into His image. Jake is a man of the utmost faith, integrity and respect. He is not only the spiritual head of our household but shepherds our church as well. Many of you know he is a bi-vocational pastor; this means he holds down a full-time job outside of the church so we can pay the bills and so I can be a full-time mom.
The sacrifices he has made for our family are beyond words, but he never complains. Often times he is up well into the wee hours of the night finishing up things for the church or work so he can spend his evenings with the family. He puts the kids and me 2nd only to Christ.
Those who know him know what I'm talking about.
He is such a people-person. He wants nothing more than to see the world come to Christ. If he could spend every waking hour sharing the love of Christ with others, that's what he'd do. I don't know if he realizes that he already does that, just by the way he lives his life! He is such an inspiration to me, such an incredible example for our kids and for our church. He is a true man of God.
Though he will be embarrassed when he reads this post, I just don't tell him often enough how much I appreciate all he does for our family. JD and Cora were blessed with the best daddy they could have! I was blessed with a best friend, leader, lover, provider.....Truly the other half that makes me whole.
I'm reminded of the song, "God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes.
"God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you"
All my love, God truly gave me you!