So yesterday was my first Fathers Day, and I found that I tended to carry myself around with more pride than usual. I wanted to parade Evie around church so people could see that I am the father of a gorgeous, baby girl, and I was probably beaming every time someone wished me a "Happy Fathers Day!" I even carried her with me up to the front of church when I won a prize for being the newest father in the room! (the prize was a multi-tool and a Slim Jim, which tasted fantastic)
|Daddy and Evie all dressed up for church|
I was also able to Skype with my dad before church so I could wish him a Happy Fathers Day, but also so grandpa could see his only granddaughter. Unfortunately, the call had to be cut short due to a frustrated, crying child who needed a changing...
The afternoon had us taking the short jaunt over to the in-laws for dinner, which consisted of grilled veggies and rib-eye and porterhouse steaks! It also gave my father in-law (A.K.A. "Grandfather") some much-appreciated "Evie time" as well. Gifts were exchanged (I got this awesome book), and we ended the night by watching a movie. All in all, a fantastic, first Fathers Day!
I also want to take a few moments to thank / honor both my dad and my father in-law for their work as fathers. I look forward to raising children who can also look back one day and thank me for helping them through difficult times, teaching them right from wrong, and helping them walk with the Lord. I also want to say Happy Fathers Day to all the men in our church who are currently showing me how to raise a young child - whether they know it or not. Lots of great examples to choose from!