Last Mother’s day in May, Peter asked me “How come we celebrate mother’s day 3x a year? We celebrate when it’s mother’s day in the US, UK and UAE, but we don’t do it for father’s day! Not fair!”
The world we live in has focused so much on the moms, I guess it’s because the burden of carrying a baby in the womb for 9 months, the many complications of pregnancy, morning/afternoon & evening sickness, then delivery day, breast-feeding and the many sleepless nights that were greatly magnified. Yes these are big things to look at but in reality Fathers do carry equal burden, if not greater than Moms in raising kids. This is true for Fathers who are taking their roles seriously. I like the famous saying of Anne Geddes “Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” This is very true for my husband, he is really a great dad to our kids.
3 reasons why:
1. He’s a great example of how a man’s heart is consumed by GOD
One of the reasons why I fell in love with this man and why I continue to fall in love deeper and deeper with him is because of his love for the LORD, love for HIS word and prayer. The only way you can really get to know a man is when you live with him, I see him pray every single day, he doesn’t get up from the bed without seeking GOD’s face. Worship songs are playing while he’s getting ready to work, he’s praying in the spirit while in the shower. And before he goes to bed he’s got his iPad on, not because he’s browsing Facebook or other websites, but because he’s reading GOD’s word and his letter for him. This is one of the best thing that any father can pass on to his children. Earthly gift does not even come close to having an intimate relationship with our heavenly Father.
18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lordswore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.
2. By loving me, he’s teaching the girls what to look for a man someday, as well as teaching Dani how to be the best husband for his future wife
Peter’s love for me is so sacrificial, despite my countless flaws and shortcomings he’s so patient with me. I honestly could not think of a better mate than Peter. He’s still a work in progress, GOD is still changing his heart everyday, but I will never trade him for someone else. I am a better woman today than 5 1/2 years ago because of the many lessons that I’m learning from GOD through my husband. I hope and pray that Dani would end up to be like his dad someday, if not a better person, and hopefully the girls would pray for someone like their dad.
Peter blog about his 5 years of marriage – click here
3. Peter is the coolest, funniest, loving, greatest Dad for Gaby, Michu & Dani
If I haven’t convinced you about this just check out this blog. This alone will tell you how Pete is such a great dad – click here
Happy Father’s day sweetheart! This world needs so many godly Dads, thank you for being one to our kids!