“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” Proverbs 22:6
Some days I feel like I live in a fairytale. Other days, Jessie is a pain in the butt.😂 Mostly though, life married to him is a fairytale. To top it off he’s a great dad as well. Ellie and I hit the jackpot with Jessie. I don’t mean to brag but I most definitely want to celebrate him today.
I don’t think we slept the first year of Ellie’s life. Just as I would fall asleep Jessie would jolt me awake to tell me that Ellie was breathing, tooting or smiling funny. 😂😍 Guys! It was intense. However, Jessie’s love for Ellie (both of us for that matter) has always been intense. He always loves big. He wants to be at every doctor appointment, tumbling class and play date and 90% of the time he is. However, this isn’t what makes him a great dad. These things are just toppings on the cake. The most important thing that makes him a good daddy is the example he is everyday at showing Ellie how to love and serve Jesus.
When we were petting the stingrays at the Chicago aquarium Ellie wasn’t tall enough to see or touch. Jessie told her to stand on his foot and he raised her up so that she could participate. Everyday Jessie raises Ellie up to love and serve Jesus just by the way he lives his life. It’s great to encourage your kids verbally to trust Jesus, love Jesus and serve Jesus. However, it’s better to show them how. Jessie walks the walk that he is raising Ellie to walk. One of my favorite parts of their relationship is hearing both of them shout JESUS over the loud worship music in The sunroom. Ellie loves to be near Jessie as he worships Jesus. We love him so much. We are so thankful for him. Most importantly, we are blessed to know him. Happy Father’s Day Jessie. Jesus couldn’t have chosen a better daddy for Ellie.
A few of my favorite pictures of Ellie and Jessie!