My husband was sure hoping to spend this Father’s Day as a family of eight. But you know what? Just because the courts haven’t finalized it yet, doesn’t make it not so! He is still a wonderful father to all six of my children.
How is he so wonderful, you ask? Well let me list just a few ways….
#1 – He plays with our children. Not just next to them. And not just because he has to. He plays with our children because he genuinely enjoys it. At the end of a long day of working hard to provide for his family, do you know what he enjoys most? Coming home and spending time with his family. Seriously! He would choose this over going out with the guys (almost every time)!
#2 – He loves the Lord. Not just in a “it’s Sunday so let’s go to church” kind of way. He is showing our kids every day just what it means to be a man of God. He models Christ’s love for us in how he treats us.
#3 – He is the most unselfish person I know. Me? I am selfish. I fight against it, but I know it’s true. Scott? He is naturally giving – always putting others first. He shames me with his unselfish behavior sometimes.
#4 – He shows affection. He hugs, he tickles, he kisses, he calls us all by pet names (no, I will not list those pet names here), he cuddles, he rubs feet, he tells us he loves us more times every day than I can count.
#5 – He forgives easily and does not keep a record of wrongs. And believe me – living with a spicy, hot-headed senorita like me…there can be a lot to forgive!
Gosh, there are so many more things I could list but I think I will stop there. My husband has been my biggest encourager and my strongest supporter. I know that without him by my side, this whole crazy adoption journey would not be something that I would even consider. He makes all of my dreams possible. Even those dreams that involve lots and lots of children!
I had the kids make a Father’s Day card for Scott yesterday. Just one little Naomi thumbprint missing…..
Thank you Scott for being exactly who God created you to be.
P.S. Just so you all don’t think Scott is perfect – he doesn’t know how to cook a thing. Not a thing! He has a hard time even making toast. Other than that though…..