|My dear hubby with our 3 musketeers|
I have been happily married to my DH for almost 8 years now. He has been a wonderful dad to our oldest son, who is my child from a previous relationship. He treated him like his own, pampered him with lots of love and guidance. He is an amazing dad to our two younger boys. I would say that he is my best-friend, my encourager, accountability partner, prayer partner and the love of my life. He is calm, happy, generous, kind, supportive, witty, loving, respectful and non easily angered. What could me and my boys wish for? We got all the awesome personalities that makes an awesome dad. He is not perfect as all of us are not but he is perfect for us. I just have to tell you his weakness, (LOL) he is a big fan of Star Wars and Star trek. When the first Star Wars movie came out, he frequented the movie theater almost everyday to watch the movie over and over. He even memorized and recited each line of words on that movie(sorry hun, i love you). My hubby has a great sense of humor and he could make me laugh even when I am very upset. We love him dearly, although he went to work today, Father's day is a daily thing in our family so we are not missing anything out even though we didn't celebrate it today.
Here's a picture of me and my dad during my Ring hop ceremony year 2001 when I was in college. My dad was 5"11 and one of the tallest men in my city and probably in my country. Ring hop was a very unforgettable experience I had with my dad. I was known as a comedian by my friends and some people in my university so when people saw me climbing up the stairs, they were waiting for me to crack up some joke. But as we passed through the big ring behind us, my dad hit his head because he was too tall. They started laughing then they waited for our speech. I gave my words first and I said, " I got most of my dad's wonderful personalities, I got his looks, his being hard-working, his being sport-minded but the only thing I didn't get from him was his receding hairline". They all started laughing and so did my dad. I was gonna say some more but my dad said it was his turn. It was just hilarious, I can't give all the details because I forgot some of the conversations we had on the stage. As we left the stage, the Dean of the university shook our hands because he had such a great time laughing the entire time we were on the stage.
My father was a wonderful godly man. He worked for Coca-Cola as a Chief Security guard while serving Christ as a Pastor and church planter during his day-offs. Sharing God's love and the Gospel to the people who lives on mountains, mostly tribal minorities. He was a loving husband to mom and never in my entire life did I see them fighting. I adore him and wanted to marry someone who possess same qualities and God answered that prayer. He passed away year 2002 when I was 6 months pregnant with my oldest son. That was tough! I wanted to grieve and cry for his suddened and unexpected death but my family told me that it wasn't healthy for my baby. I grieved for few years but I understood that death is God's way of freeing us from our sinful flesh and bringing us into His presence. As, a Christian we sometimes rejoice over death because it wasn't the end of life but the beginning of the eternity with the Lord. But I still do miss him very much and if he was still alive, he will be very proud of me and my kids. I have so many great memories of my dad and It will bore you if I keep going.
I wanted to greet every Dads, Fathers, Papa, Pops, Popsie's and Step-dads a Happy Father's Day. Being a Father is a big responsibility but a very important and rewarding role. May your children cherish and value all the love and hard-work you are doing for them. God bless you!