Dear Josh, Happy Father’s Day

Hoorah it’s your day!

I have been thinking about what to write and I kept coming back to this very thought. Thank you for being an amazing husband and dad. From the moment Christopher was born and you held him in your arms you where hooked.

I saw it through your tears that day. Becoming a dad lit a fire in your heart you didn’t know existed. Then came Anna, you had the same emotion. But watching you hold her on your lap with tears streaming down your face as we finally chose her name is a memory that is forever etched into my heart.

You are an amazing dad, and all too often I am reminded of that by other moms whose husbands are not as involved.

Which brought me to my next stream of thought. You are an exceptional husband. Pastor Riddle often said a great dad was first a great husband. Everyone knows that the center of a household is the mom. We have all heard if momma’s not happy aint nobody happy. There is research upon research that shows that children can innately feel and pick up on their moms’ emotions.

So, the truth is that by you being the exceptional husband you are in turn you are an EXCEPTIONAL dad.

Thank you for believing in me and allowing me to dream. Thank you for being my voice of reason, the shoulder to cry on, thank you for being my partner in crime, my laughter, and my dance partner.

In turn it makes you be the living jungle gym for the kids, it allows you to take care our baby’s needs, to bathe them, love them, sing about Jesus with them, and protect them with all you have.

Our children adore you; they look up to you, they respect you. I pray and hope with all my heart that Christopher will grow up to be a man like you. (I know that just terrified you a little but believe me he will make an AMAZING husband and father someday) I pray that Anna looks for the same qualities you display in the future love of her life.

And I know that as the years come, they will have you wisely guiding them through life and being available for each and every moment and need.

We love you so much and thank you for being the leader of our household.