Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Reflections on a year of Daddyhood

Our offspring recently turned a year old. I remember awhile back my friend Jason said that when you get married you discover just how selfish you really are...man was he ever right! This year ive learned that having a kid adds approximately 100 million percent to my selfishness factor....for example, why wont that goober stop crying so I can think enough to write this blog about him!

I always knew that being a father wouldn't be easy. What I wasn't prepared for was the range of emotions that comes along with it. From feelings of utter helplessness and sorrow to laughter and joy, no emotion is left untouched. This has been a long, interesting and beautiful year. Ive learned what it means to be needy and needed. More than anything, i have learned about grace and my desperate need for it. There is nothing quite like being a daddy-o. Happy birthday ya big chooch!


Jason and Vanessa said...

Congrats on year 1, now it just starts to get more and more FUN!

Of course with that comes more and more challenges.

I am convinced God uses our kids to help us grow in sanctification, as we help them grow to love and embrace Christ.

Can't wait to see what the years bring for both our kids,...and us!

Soli Deo Gloria!

jason d.

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The Sappington's said...

And what a good daddy-o you are! We have been blessed to walk beside you guys in this journey and share in the ups and downs, nail-biter and belly-laughing times. God is faithful and He is good. What a bundle of blessings that little chooch of yours is! :)
We love you guys!