Caleb’s Journal

nullA 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:

Proverbs 17:6
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!

  • http://georgialife.blogspot.com Roxy Picker

    Nice thoughts Casey, but the audio of Caleb was the best!

    love,
    grammie Roxy

  • MeMa

    You guys are so great, to keep us up to date on the things Caleb is doing, to hear and see him changing, although we are so far away, is great. It is very special that you both share your feelings about being parents. You are so dedicated to your role to raise Caleb in the Lord. I am so proud of both of you. You are wonderful grandchildren and great parents.

    Love
    MeMa

  • Morris Seawel

    Casey,
    Keep up the good work – I know you are Mary Beth are great parents! Thanks for keeping us updated!

    Morris