I have two kids and I love them both with my whole heart. It is funny how two kids can come from the same parents and yet be so vastly different from one another. My cousin took them to Chuck E. Cheese a few months ago and got their pictures taken and it perfectly captures their personalities, so I posted here for you to see.
Obviously that is my son on the left and my daughter is on the right. My son is full of energy and my daughter has more of a quiet grace about her. So while my son keeps us entertained with his antics my daughter is just going about her business. My wife even at one time said that our son was the funniest person she knows and she does have a point, because he keeps us in stitches.
It is crazy to think that my daughter will soon be entering the realm of junior high, and it freaks me out at times when I look at her and I can occasionally see that look of becoming a teenager. She will always be daddy’s little girl but it is good to see her growing up, especially since she likes to act grown up a lot of times anyway.
When we redid our bathroom my wife bought these little plaques to hang over the kids towel hangers and they couldn’t be more appropriate for the two of them.
My daughter is filled with faith and is such a faithful person even at the age of 11. If you ask her to do something she is more than likely going to follow through with it. Now she is only 11 years old, so it isn’t always the case but generally it is the case. She is, I believe, a picture of faith and I am very proud to have her as my daughter.
My son is full of joy! And that is an understatement. There is very few times in his life when he doesn’t have fun and enjoy life. As it says on the plaque, he does find joy in the everyday. About the only times when he doesn’t is when his mom and dad “ruin his fun”, but isn’t that what parents are supposed to do anyway? 😉 I believe that my son is the picture of what joy should be, because I think sometimes we can take life way too seriously and we need to find joy in the moments that we have. I am so proud to be his dad.
Those are my kids and I am so happy to be their dad. I am excited to see them grow up and become teens, then young adults, and then parent’s themselves. I hope they never lose the distinctive that makes them who the are and that they become all that God wants them to become.