God could not have gifted me with a more loving man to be the father of my children. He's gentle, kind, and giving yet stern. He dotes on these boys and gives them his all. Even more, he gives them grace and teaches them everyday about the love of our heavenly father.
But what makes Dan such a great father is his heart toward the fatherless. He knows that his fathering abilities lie in the promises of God, not in his own strength. That enables him follow the command to care for the helpless, the orphaned and the fatherless.
In the last year, I've watched as he cared for children whose father's were unable or uninterested in their own children. He took them in, fed them, read to them, disciplined them and treated them like his own. He found joy in four little lives which were dropped in his lap through fostering. He was a loving example to them, a picture of hope.
I'm so thankful for Dan. Thankful I have the privilege of parenting with him and thankful I've been able to watch him grow as a father. Can't wait for another year as we welcome our daughter to the family!!