Monday, May 16, 2011
Simply Sunday Challenge: Retro Daddy
This card was a bit difficult for me, it's not becuase I didn't know what I wanted to do, but because it was a lot of trial by error. I guess that's what life is about as a parent, trial by error. Being a Military wife I find it hard sometimes to let my husband step in... and that's where the trial by error comes in. Being a Military wife, my Husband has to miss out on a lot while he is gone even if it's for two weeks. My mindset is used to doing everything by myself, including playing the Daddy role, so when he's here I have to keep reminding myself to step back and let Daddy be Daddy. My boys are so blessed to have such an incredible Dad. I was so afraid to have kids, I even at one point said "I do NOT want kids". My sister and I did not grow up with a Dad, and quiet frankly my Momma did a FANTASTIC job of raising two VERY independent women. My Momma let my sister and I learn from our mistakes, she may not have always agreed with what we were doing, but she knew we would learn. She never once said "I told you so." It took a nice talk with God and myself to realize that even if my marriage failed, I can be everything my child could ever need. So in my first marriage I had my oldest after being married for 5 years, then while I was pregnant and he was deployed, he (first husband) left me for another woman. So I raised my oldest son by myself as Mommy and Daddy and you know what, I wouldn't have changed a day of it! When I met David, things felt right and that I WANTED more children! It took us no time to concieve our little guy. Although I have done most of the raising on my own, when David comes home he steps in and picks up exactly where he left off as if he had never left. The boys and I are absolutely blessed to have him in our life. We plan on adding to our little family soon, how exciting to make more Father Day Card's with my little boys while they're still little.