A few months before Caleb was born, Mary Beth had a brilliant idea for me to start a journal for Caleb. Hopefully, it will be a place where I can write down some of God’s wisdom for him to read when he’s a young man someday.
I know there will be some teenage years when he doesn’t want to listen to his dad’s advice, but my hope is that I can share some of that advice in this journal for him to read when he’s older. I only have a few journal entries so far, but as he grows I will continue to write down my thoughts and prayers for him.
On a similar note, being a dad is great! I love getting to come home from work and see a visible change in Caleb’s emotions when he sees me. It’s such a great feeling to know that he already loves me. I pray that I can make him proud to have me as a dad just as Proverbs says:
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
As a boy, I can remember thinking that my dad was the coolest person in the world, and I still think extremely highly of him. My hope and prayer is that I can teach Caleb what it means to be an authentic man by my actions and example, just as my father did…
Well, I can’t write a post without putting something in here for the grandparents. So, here’s an audio clip of Caleb talking and cooing the other night. Enjoy!