What I'm Learning Being a Dad

IMG_8004Life has changed a lot for me the past few years. I am a Husband and a Father. I'm learning so much that it doesn't seem like there is enough time in the day to remember what it is I'm learning!

I am extremely blessed.

God has given me a wife that is a picture of Jesus and a son that helps me see the love of God.

4 Lessons that Micah is helping me learn: 

Micah helps me see God in a new way. I know more of God's heart after becoming a Father. I have more clarity on how my Heavenly Father views me. He picks me up when I fall down. He protects me from hurts but sometimes allows me to learn the hard way so I can grow.

Micah helps remind me of my brother Jordan. Micah's middle name was given to him in honor of my brother, Jordan. I want Jordan's memory to live on in Micah. Jordan's life was short here on earth. A quick 20 years. He left a legacy of quiet, strong passion to follow God. I want Micah to learn about this passion as I share Jordan's life with him as he grows up.

Micah helps me know that I have a lot to learn. I feel the pressure that parents feel. Am I doing everything I need too? What am I missing? What words do I need to teach him? Do I need to pray more? Do I need to read the Bible more?

Micah helps me see that I need more of God. I want to be a better Father through growing closer to my Heavenly Father. Only when I am clean and close to God will I ever be the Dad that Micah (and baby #2 on the way) would want to emulate.

What are you learning as a parent? Do you have any thoughts or encouragement on parenting?

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