I love watching my husband being a daddy. It’s a sweet and peaceful feeling that there is someone that loves these wonderful kids as much as I do. I asked him recently what are some things that he has learned as a dad and advice he’d give to others. Here are his responses:
- Being willing to learn.
- Be willing to sacrifice.
- Be willing to ask for forgiveness.
- Be willing to have fun.
- Be willing to be a dad your whole life!
He also said that dads need to be willing to help out mom with everything. He is always great about helping me with feeding our babies as soon as they are ready for Gerber baby foods.
We now have 5 kids and I can say without doubt that he’s more than I could ever ask for in a dad. He’s kind, loving and compassionate. He would lay down his life for his kids and I am so thankful that he is in our lives. In partnership with Gerber, This Father’s day, we are celebrating him and everything he means to us.
I asked him what it means for him to be a dad and here is what he said:
“Fatherhood is one of the most important jobs in the world because it involves caring for little ones that are dependent on you to learn how to live, act, and love. I know that my little ones look up to me and I don’t take that lightly. I remember when I held my firstborn for the first time and feeling so excited yet so overwhelmed at now actually being a dad. Now that we have 5 kids I still feel overwhelmed at times, but I’ve learned that “It’s all worth it“. From tiny hands to stinky diapers, I wouldn’t trade this life for anything. My kids give back so much more to me than I could ever give them. My kids give me a reason to get up and work my tail off everyday. They give me a reason to stay humble and grateful for every breath. One of the things that I do with our kids is read them a bedtime Bible story every night. It’s a special time that we have together right before they fall asleep. Even though I might feel extremely tired, it’s in those moments that I am reminded that my life is not about me but about raising my kids to be all God wants them to be.”
What makes it “All Worth It” for you?
This Father’s Day be sure to snap a photo that celebrates those sweet little moments of parenting. The ones that scream, “It’s all worth it”. Then, share it on Instagram and be sure to tag your photo with #GrowingUpGerber. It just might be featured as a Gerber pic of the week!