as i’ve most recently kept up with this whole blog thing and no one has left any comments it got me to thinking probably no one reads this on a regular basis and surely why would anyone care. but then i thought even if no one else ever in the world reads these posts, i’m leaving a legacy for my kids. here immortalized forever (or at least until Christ’s return) is a day by day memory of our lives.
so anna, danielle, julia, kid #4, and any other’s that follow. if you’re reading this years down the road when your father is absent from this world but present with the Lord, i want you to know how much i love you. you girls/(other kids) mean the world to me. and i want you to know that i’ve always loved you even before you were in your mother’s womb. in fact i can remember a day at Northwest College (now University) when i woke up just absolutely thrilled/estatic about the day that i would be a dad. this was before your mother and i were “together”; i’m not even sure if i knew her then; and NO i wasn’t going out with anyone else. i just was excited about being a dad someday. my heart felt like it would jump out of my chest by how much i was longing and excited about having a family. in fact i remember running into chapel before it began with a huge grin on my face and sharing with all my friends about how exciting it was going to be a dad. everyone’s response was, “you’re gonna be a great dad”. and kids i hope that you can look back on your family and respond, “yep, you were!”
and finally remember i wasn’t the only one thinking about you before you were born. Psalms 139:16 tells us that God is the one who knew us before we were born, and had a plan for each of your lives all along the way. are you living it? do you know Him?
i love you kids! i love you!! i love you!!!