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Dad and Donuts

Today, I joined my 3 year old (for only one more week) Josiah at his school for dad and donuts. It was fun seeing his excitement. As we ate the donuts there were two things that he had made for me. It was a fact sheet about me form his perspective, and then a poem “Daddy’s Footprints” with his footprints on it! Here is how Josiah answered these questions/statements:

My Daddy’s name is: DANNY
He is 2 MONTHS old.
My Daddy’s favorite sport is: FOOTBALL
He likes to eat: SANDWICHES
My dad spends most of his time WORKING ON THE COMPUTER
When we are together, I like to PLAY TRAINS

It is interesting to hear his point of view, obviously some of them are way off but others hit close to home. Kid’s are kids for only a short period of time. One-day he will grow up to be a teenager then an adult. I want to learn how to enjoy each phase of life with him so he know that his Dad and Mom ALWAYS cared more about him and our family before anything else!

Daddy’s Footprints

“Walk a little slower, Daddy,”
said a little child so small.
“I’m following your footsteps,
and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up;
You’re what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you!”

There is a great responsibility in being a Dad. Sometimes easily overlooked, but every second we are modeling what it means to be a Man, Father, Husband, Friend, and most importantly a Christian. When we do these things we develop and model character, trust, integrity, love, patients, a humble spirit . . . and the list goes on and on and on. I want to take advantage of every second, don’t you?

Father help me be more like you, because he wants to be more like me!

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