Project 52:12

I didn't even know why I was taking this picture at first, but immediately when I looked at it in the camera I knew I would use it for this.  I love his strong hands in the same frame with little tiny hands playing with their toys.  It's not something you see all the time across our culture, and it's something that a lot of fathers have dropped the ball on.

{Our lives are not perfect, and it's challenging to blog about things that are good and that we are blessed with. I guess this applies to my whole series of Project 52.  I don't want it to discourage someone because maybe this aspect of their life is not the same…and I don't want it to give the idea that we have it all together….because we DO NOT.  Our victories are merely gifts of God's grace and mercy….nothing of our own strength.  And like I said in my 52:1, blessings are not just the good times, they are the trials, too.}

 I am so moved with gratitude when I think about the gift of Matt being the father he is. It is an incomparable blessing to me as I see his love for his children.  It is God teaching me about His own fatherly love…something that I failed to see growing up, which was partly my fault.  I didn't see it with my own father due to his absence {by his own choice}, but I probably could've seen it with my step-father if I hadn't been so stubborn.

I did absolutely nothing to deserve a husband and daddy like Matt.  God knew my lack of faith at understanding Himself as my unconditionally loving Heavenly Father, and He gave me this….this second chance to see it with my own eyes and be a part of this amazing relationship….so I could understand more of Him.

I want to watch more.  I want to notice the patience, the love, the discipline, the compassion….and I want to reflect on what it's a picture of.  I want to praise more.  I want to praise God more for this picture. I want to be thankful always and never take it for granted.

Matt will be the first to tell you that he's not perfect.  But, I will be the first to tell you that it's enough of the picture I've needed.  It's God's strength in Him showing me the love I have such a hard time imagining.


and a nappy haired mohawk is what happens when daddies play with girls and ponies….


and more frog pictures…

Why would I want to hold him??

and in case you didn't notice the frog's face last time...


1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way about my husband. I definitely don't deserve a partner like him and I hope he knows how thankful I am for him.