He’s not a perfect husband. . . which is just fine. I’m not a perfect wife.
I am so thankful that Tim has always set such a good example for our sons. He’s one of the quiet dads, he may not say much most of the time, but when he does, it’s generally worth listening to.
Here are ten really great things he has said through the years that are worthy of passing along to the dads out there who are working to find their way in the parenting world.
1) You will not talk to your mother that way. She is your mother.
2) Let’s help your mom clean up.
3) Keep going. Don’t quit.
4) You keep driving from your direction. I’ll start from mine. If the car breaks down again, stay where you are until I get to you. If it keeps going, we’ll meet up and caravan home.
5) Great report card.
6) Hop in the truck, let’s go for a drive.
7) We’re going for it. If we have to turn back, we will. But if we make it, we’ll have one of the best times of our lives. (By the way, they made it, and they did, indeed, have one of the best times of their lives.)
8) I’m proud of you.
9) Good effort, son.
10) This is who we are. This is what we do.
Both of our boys have an overwhelming admiration for their father. He is strong, quiet, faithful, hard working and industrious. And he loves us. We know that, not just because he says that with his words, but because he models it to us every day in the little things he does and in the examples he has set.
Dads, I’m always telling the moms, “It’s the little things that are the big things.”
Be the dad in the little things, because those will be the biggest things in your kids’ lives.
Thanks to Sam McGhee for allowing us some time for silly snapshots during our family photo session. To learn more about Sam’s work go to http://www.sammcghee.com