Written by Cherie Olivier on June 3, 2019
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!
–Matthew 7:11, New Living Translation
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I have been beyond blessed to have two of the best dads ever in my life.
My daddy will always be my hero. He is the spiritual leader of our family. He is the ultimate listener, provider, source of sound advice, and teller of corny jokes and puns. I hit the jackpot with my husband, too. Even though our daughter isn’t quite yet two years old, I can see him being all these things for her like my dad was for me.
I know not everyone can say they have the best dad ever. It’s humbling and something I thank God for daily.
Since Robby and I are in the early years of this parenting journey, I’m realizing that our parents probably felt just as lost, scared, and stressed out as we do on a daily basis when it comes to raising our daughter. As a kid, I thought my mom and dad had all the answers, and when I became a parent, I’d have all the answers, too. Turns out, we’re all just kind of learning as we go here.
In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to poll my dad friends and ask them what are some of the things they have learned since becoming a dad. Some of their answers were hilarious. Some made me cry. All of them show how dads can love their kids like nobody else.