Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

When I stop to think about the kind of father that Jose is, I get all emotional. I am a child of divorce. My father was physically abusive to mom, my sister and to me. It was very hard to grow up dealing with that.
When I was in my 20's my plan after college was to adopt older children because I was positive I would never marry and figured it would be easier to adopt older children. The ones that most people don't want.
I just could not see trusting a man enough to marry him. And certainly I could never trust that a man would not walk out or hurt my children. In my plan, I was going to adopt when I was 25.

Well, God had a different plan. I met Jose several months before turning 25. I knew after we met that he was the man I was going to marry. Which was a little confusing to me given that it was not in my life plan.:) He stole my heart and won my trust. I'm so glad that God had such a different plan for my life.

Saying that he is an amazing father is such an understatement. He never missed one doctor's appointment when I was pregnant with Ruben and Marissa. Since the day Ruben was born he has been a hands on father. There is not one thing that he doesn't do for the kids. He changes diapers, feeds them, bathes them, clips their nails, takes them to the doctor, tucks them in at night, plays with them and so much more. He has never once complained about helping with the kids. He has never once said that since I am a stay at home mom it's my job to do all of those things. He loves our kids with all his heart. He even cooks and is a great cook at that.

I'm not sure what I did to deserve him. I guess that is just God's grace in play. I don't even want to imagine what my life would be like now had I followed my plan and not Gods. I thank God everyday for my husband. He is so many things to me and has brought so much into my life. I could not ask for a better husband or father for my children.

Ruben just had to buy him a Star Wars shirt for Father's Day.


JennH said...

You got a winner for sure!!!

Thank you, Jose, for being so good to Kiesha!!