When we got married Matt had some pretty big shoes to fill. I'm sure he heard a this a lot: "well my dad does it like that". Thankfully, Matt has done well with that statement knowing my dad is a great example :)
One thing I love that Matt does, like my dad does for my mom, is bring me my coffee every morning and make it for me. (They may do it out of fear, cuz were not really morning people). Really, all the other little stuff can slide and Matt can do things differently, but the coffee is a must :)!!! Not only is it nice to have fresh coffee ready and poured when I wake up, but it's one of the ways Matt serves me on a daily basis (there's many more), but I truly appreciate his consistency and serving heart in this way.
I was pretty shocked when Matt was the first one to declare he was ready to be a parent. I thought I'd be ready before him, but nope...he got the baby vibe first!
And I am glad he did. He is a fantastic dad! He is fun, adventurous, keeps us laughing, provides for us, protects us emotionally, prays with and for us, is a hard worker with his job and his fitness-bonus he is also not too bad to look at ;).
When I asked Sawyer what he likes that Dada does, he said "that he bring me something to eat and popcorn". When prompted about what he likes to play with Dada, he said: "make some stackadoos, Legos and making some glasses". He likes to also "ride my bike in the front yard, and ride my bike in the bike yard" with Dada.
We love you Matt!!!
Side Note on Dads: I have been reminded numerous times through life and work this week that Father's Day is rough for many. Whether they have lost a dad (physically or emotionally), been hurt by a dad, desparately wanting to be a dad, never knowing their dad, trying to fill in as a dad/role and/or, having multiple dads...
I am so thankful for a Heavenly Dad eager to love who will never leave us, not forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6) and even more thankful that there is a bigger story to be known than hurt; a Father who redeems things.