dad: a son’s first hero


i have this theory about Adam that i have thought about for some time.
one that i haven’t really shared with him for the risk of sounding kind of ridiculous.
but as i’ve laid here in bed the last two days listening to Adam interact with & take care of Elijah, it has solidified my theory more and more.

to understand my theory you first have to know this: Adam was born on Father’s Day.

when Adam tells me this his face lights up with a small sense of pride that he was the special gift for his dad that day. and in addition, his dad has the same light on his face when he mentions the day as well.

birth can be thought of as a lot of surprises, nothing totally goes perfectly as planned.
birth dates usually seem coincidental and most of the time you don’t know when the baby will decide to come.

but another thing you have to know is i don’t believe in coincidences, there are reasons why these events occur. including with birth dates.

in my own experience, i believe our birthdates are specifically for us & perfectly meant to be.
i know Elijah was meant to come on the 21st.
and i know Adam was meant to be born on Father’s Day.

which brings me back to my theory.
i believe that because Adam was born on Father’s Day, he was given SUPER Father qualities.
i believe he was born on Father’s Day because he was meant to be a great father himself.
and i believe he was born on Father’s Day because the Lord knew he would need those extra qualities when the time came.

that he would have a wife who gets overwhelmed easily
that he would have a more active & rambunctious child 
that fatherhood would come at difficult period in life
that it would be easy to forsake fatherhood responsibilities & give up
that there would be a lot of pressure to provide for a new, little family
and that there would be lots of cards stacked against him from the outside world to be the father he was meant to be.

so Adam was blessed with love
the willingness to serve
greater perspective
so that he could be the best father {and husband} the Lord knew he would need to be.

many times I hear Adam reading or playing with Elijah quietly and immediately my heart grows ten sizes.
he is so patient with Eli especially when i’m not.
he reasons with him [as much as you can with a 2-year-old] and explains simple ideas.
he is constantly teaching him new things whether it be counting, colors, shapes, ABCs, food, plants, songs… he’s always pointing out something new to him ever since he was a tiny infant.
he has the magic touch to get babies to sleep in 10 minutes. [it literally takes me 2 hours!]
he has more stamina and positivity to get through the hard days.
and he hardly ever complains and never ever regrets our situation.

[also please note that i was the one that took all the child development classes and yet I learn so much from adam everyday]

he is by far the better parent in this partnership
and i am grateful every day that i am doing this parenting thing with him by my side.
and get to have a true superhero helping us along the way.


we love you!
hopefully this makes up for being sick on the actual day


Amanda said...

ahh you make me wanna cry this is so precious! what a wonderful tribute to adam :) happy fathrs day to him!!

Health, art, and the girl gamer said...

So beautiful!! What a blessing your hubby was born on that day! Kaya took her first steps on Father's Day!

Mallorie Owens said...

This is so sweet. And I completely agree with you, there is always a reason for things like that and I'm so glad you and your son have such a wonderful man in your lives. :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Great theory! I bet it's true! :) What a good dad and hubby he is!

Amber Marie said...

very sweet megan. i have been so impressed with the kind and loving father that adam is with eli. the two of them have a special bond. hope you are feeling better!

TabiDee said...

What a sweet post. I also don't believe in coincidences, and nothing about this was ridiculous. :)

Meredith Hilton said...

aww what a sweet family!

Alexis Kaye said...

you such a sweet wife! This is darling :)

Alexis Kaye said...

you such a sweet wife! This is darling :)

Amy - while wearing heels said...

What a beautifully written post. I loved reading each and every thoughtful word. I love your perspective on birthdays, especially Adam's father's day birthday. I am sure Adam is humbled and flattered by your very sweet tribute to him.

Niki said...

I love that he was born on father's day! He sounds like such a wonderful husband and father! And you are such a great wife to love your family so much :)

leean robinson said...

Thanks for the kind words about our son and what a great husband/father he is. But he is able to be that wonderful guy because he's married to a great woman. You are the light of his world and a wonderful mother to Eli. We love you guys lots!