Yesterday started out pretty good. My wife let me sleep late since I had to get up early for work the previous two days. Then she gave me a couple of cards and a DVD. We then went to church. Mary's aunt worked with my son and got him to say "dada" for the first time on Father's Day. When I tried to get him to say it later, he said, "mom". People went around the church talking about their fathers. I wanted to wait until next Sunday because it goes along with my sermon about witnessing. I told the story of how I learned my dad was saved when he died. It was hard for me to talk because his death still hurts after 16 years, especially knowing that he never got to meet his grandchildren.. I watched the first two omen movies. Then I finished the day with a fancy cigar because I smoked one the day my son was born.
My dad died when I was 21. Over the years, I have done my best to avoid church on Father's Day. That changes this year. This is my first year as a Father myself and I couldn't be more excited. I've been waiting on this for years. I even splurged and got my self a Perdomo Champagne Noir cigar to celebrate. Don't get me wrong. I will be spending a lot of time with my family. But when they go to bed, its alone time for daddy.
I've been a father for about 8 months now. And I admit I have done a lot of praying. Sadly, none of these prayers have been for the well-being of my son. Most of them have been pretty selfish.
1. Please let the baby go back to sleep.
2. Please don't let it be a poopy diaper.
3. Please don't let that leave a stain.
4. Please don't let my spouse know I'm awake.
5. Be quiet in the Name of Jesus!
6. Please don't let him swallow anything.
7. Let me find the baby before my wife wakes up.
Do you have any to add?
He has a thick Appalachian accent and a magnificent beard. He is also married to Mary Ball