Sunday, June 20, 2010

To the man that makes it all possible

Today is Father's Day and I want to take the time to thank a special man for all the love and joy he brings not only into my life but to Bonnie and Clyde's as well.

Our Jet Pilot.

I don't know that I can accurately articulate how awesome our Jet Pilot is but I will give it a shot.

When I first met Jet Pilot over 8 years ago I had no idea just how intelligent and driven he was. We were young and in the Navy when we started dating and I didn't really give it much thought, figured it would last or it wouldn't. Soon after I began to see how driven this young man was, how motivated he was to always be the smartest, the most successful but yet the most level headed person. He had dreams (bigger than I ever thought to have) and aspirations and for some reason completely unbeknownst to me-he loved me and wanted to fulfill all these dreams with me at his side. Now I am not a big believer in fate, I believe that our Most Awesome God has a plan for all us, that He sets people and places in our path for a reason and my path (thankfully!) involved Jet Pilot.

Within 6 months of meeting each other Jet Pilot and I got married. There was some whispers from our family but we knew in our hearts we were meant to be together. Shortly after we celebrated our 1 year anniversary we found out that we were pregnant with Bonnie and from the very first day Jet Pilot was every over indulgent pregnant wife's dream. He was so supportive, so gentle and always willing at the drop of the hat to do whatever random food run I asked for. (Poor guy, I was a whale and he loved me in spite of it!!) When Bonnie decided to make her arrival he was the best labor coach a girl could have asked for (even after 26 hours of labor). I have heard stories from other women who said their husbands panicked, got overwhelmed or just sat their stupified during the birthing process, not my Jet Pilot- he had his eye on the prize, focused and determined to help me get this baby out so we could meet her! The man could have doubled as a doula I swear. When Clyde was born he was awesome again, he had to take a more drill sargeant approach with me (our son's birthing process was hard and fast, wonderful and horrible at the same time) but so true to his character Jet Pilot knew exactly what I needed to get the job done.

Now that our little blessings are here and getting big he is the best father I have ever seen. Gentle yet firm, kind but truthful he leads this family like the Patriarch the Lord intended. Jet Pilot parents to our children with such wisdom and strength that at times its hard to hold back tears of pride over the values and morals he is instilling in our kids.

Jet Pilot is everything I would have asked the Lord for in a husband if I would have been smart enough to know what to pray for and on this special day I want to just take this time to thank him for his selfless sacrifice to serve his country, loves his kids unconditionally, lead his wife and most importantly love God wholeheartedly.

"I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, f
or it is your life."
Proverbs 4:11-13

1 comment:

Cindi S World said...

Okay girl, best post ever!!!!!!