Saturday, January 26, 2008

Why a Son Needs a Dad....

Camden and I are blessed beyond words to have Joel as daddy and hubby! :) He is the ultimate helper around here...never asking what needs to be done, just jumping right in and doing it! Joel plays Mr. Mom EVERY morning that I work and gets Camden up, fed, and off to the babysitter. I can't even describe how much I appreciate those few extra minutes to myself those mornings. Even better, more Saturdays than not, I get to sleep an extra few minutes while he gets up with Cam! It melts my heart to watch the two of them play together on the floor. Camden lights up whenever Joel enters a room, and then Joel says "that's a good smile!".......my absolute favorite!!! One of the most special books I've read is called "Why a Son Needs a Dad" by Gregory Lang. Here are some of my favorites....

A SON NEEDS A DAD.....

to show him affection with out hesitation.
to teach him to apologize for reckless words.
to pull him back when he's headed in the wrong direction.
to listen when others have grown tired of listening.
to take him to the ballpark.
to show him how to love others, even when it's hard.
to teach him that family is more important than work.
to be the standard by which he will later measure himself.
to teach him how to be a good husband.



A Son needs a Dad because without him, he will have less in his life than he deserves.

My prayer is that Camden grows to be even a fraction of the man that his Daddy is. Thank you Lord for my incredible husband.

8 comments:

Jennifer, Eric and Isaiah Heuer said...

What precious words! I've read that book too and it sounds like you and I are both pretty blessed with the men in our lives!

rene said...

oh my! that made me cry!! Hillary you are such an awesoem mother, wife and friend, Joel you are amazing as well! you are such a blessed family and am soooo glad I can call you my friends! Love you guys!

the hodges clan said...

oh my word...what a sweet blog hillary. i loved it. Gosh, i miss you so much, i just love hearing your voice through your writing. I'm so thankful for you, too...and miss you beyond words! we really need a phone date soon...catch up other than on voicemails hahah...crying and all :) i love you hillary! and Joel...thanks for being such an amazing hubby to my best friend! :)

Greg said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my book; glad it has a place in your home.

Erin and Todd said...

hill, this is so sweet. i'm so happy for you and the woman, mother, and wife you have become. you are so blessed to have two wonderful men in your life-- and camden is so lucky to have you and joel there for him-- to teach him of God's love for him, to show him what a wonderful Christian marriage you two have, and to read sweet books to him. the author commented on your blog! amazing! i love reading all of your updates.

Justin and Kate said...

Hill that is the sweetest thing ever! You have such a wonderful little family and they are both just as blessed to have you as a wife and a mother! We cant wait to be able to watch the little man again soon!!! We love you all!!!

The Hobbs

Adam, Natalie & Gage said...

Sis,

I love what you said about Joel! He IS a wonderful husband and daddy... I couldn't have picked a better one for my baby sister. You're an awesome mommy, too! I'm very proud of you. I'm also impressed that the author of that book left a comment on your blog! Whoa! You're big time now! :-) Love you, Nat

Beth & Shane said...

What a wonderful blog! If you keep posting sweet notes like this, Camden will have a little friend in no time! :)

The Novaks...

Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!