Tonight I thought I’d keep it short and sweet.  This is a post I made on Facebook about my son’s dedication back when he was just a few months old.  I still strongly feel this way and feel the same way about my baby on the way.  I believe that God gave us all freewill, and my duty as a parent is not to impose my beliefs on my children, but rather to share what I believe and feel, and then support and guide them as they make their own decisions and go on their own journey.  I can’t and won’t force them to believe what I believe and do what I do, but I will show them how I feel and what I think, and I will encourage them to discover their path and calling.  I sincerely hope their lives in some way glorify him, and that they choose to follow him, but I will never ever stop loving them and being there for them no matter what they choose or decide.  Without further ado…

“My son…it was an honor to be up on that stage with you at your dedication at church tonight. We promise that we will always do our best to raise you in a Godly home and try to teach you what Christ has taught us. Know that you will always have the choice to choose your path; we hope and pray that it is the one God chooses for you, but no matter what we will always love and be there for you. We thank God for you every day and are so blessed to get to watch you grow up. We love you son!”

This is fatherhood…



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