This Bible verse is often used in reference to babies, as a reminder that young ones are precious gifts from our Heavenly Father. Today, however, this verse can also be used to describe the gift of godly men in the role of a father.
Jaden and Cody have the best dad in the world! He is so patient with them, even when they wake him up at all hours of the night. The boys love Daddy's smile and the way that he regularly sings to them and kisses them on the forehead. Daddy loves cuddling with his boys and does a great job of caring for their basic needs, too (burping, bottle-feeding, and diaper changing). In fact, diapering became so much Daddy's job that Mommy didn't even change a single diaper during our WHOLE stay at the hospital! That's a LOT of messy diapers for a new daddy. Daddy is so gentle and loving with his boys, and Jaden & Cody already love him dearly. Thank you for being such a wonderful Daddy! Happy First Father's Day, Jason!
We celebrated Father's Day at the Schleicher household by making our first official outing as a family of four (other than to doctor's appointments) to church. It felt so great to visit with our Trinity church family and to show off our boys. Both Jaden and Cody slept throughout the entire service! The rest of the day was spent relaxing-- napping, visiting with family on the phone, watching sports. It was also a blessing to be able to celebrate Father's Day with Amy's dad. We thank God for his wonderful example of parenting and the way that he has lovingly jumped into the role of grandpa for Jaden and Cody. Papa especially enjoyed spending today combining his baby-watching with the Cardinals game. He's trying to make Jaden and Cody fans at an early age! Happy Father's Day, Dad! We love you!