My Husband as a Father

Taken Father’s Day 2009

Since this coming Sunday is Father’s Day, I’m reminded of all that my husband has done for our three boys.
  • He’s shown interest in their lives every single day.
  • He’s attended their ballgames.
  • He’s played games of all sorts with them.
  • He’s done devotions with them.
  • He’s worked through problems with them.
  • He’s tried to be a fair and reasonable disciplinarian.
  • He’s lifted them up in prayer day after day.
  • He’s laughed at their jokes, even when they don’t always laugh at his!
  • He’s worked hard to provide for them.
  • He’s been proud of them and bragged on them more times than they know.
  • He’s taught them how to pray, how to read their Bibles, how to follow God.
  • He’s apologized when he was wrong.
  • He’s been honest with them when it was difficult.
  • He’s worried about them.
  • He’s loved them.
Sure, he’s had his messy moments but I’ll leave that to him to share about on his own someday. For right now, I want to simply focus on the good things he’s done in parenting, because messy mom’s and dad’s have their wonderful, loving moments even amidst the messes of life.
So if you haven’t felt good about your dad or perhaps your husband as a dad, then look past all that to thank him for all the good that he has done. It will be the best gift you’ll ever give him!



  • Looking for those wonderful moments among the messes of life — that is a really great encouragement. What a wonderful way to bless your man – seeing all he does. Thank you for poitning us to the beautiful in the messy of everyday life, Beth!

  • I have to say my husband has become a better dad as our girls have gotten older. He didn’t seem to relate to toddlers at all, but he’s doing much better with the girls now that they are 11 and 13.
    Only, the 13 YO seems to confound him on a weekly basis, so I have to remind him, “she’s a teenager; it’s normal.”

  • Bonnie, you’re right, it’s so important to remember the many wonderful moments that we often take for granted. It keeps us moving in the right direction.

    BigD, teens are a tremendous challenge and I’ve heard that girls are a whole different world than boys! haha! But so glad to hear that your hubs is taking on the challenge!

    Thanks to both of you for stopping by!

  • I have to say my husband has become a better dad as our girls have gotten older. He didn’t seem to relate to toddlers at all, but he’s doing much better with the girls now that they are 11 and 13.
    Only, the 13 YO seems to confound him on a weekly basis, so I have to remind him, “she’s a teenager; it’s normal.”