There have been many times over the years that the father of my children has looked at me in such a way that I just couldn’t help but fall in love with him all over again. There’s the countless times in those early teenage days when I would catch him looking at me and quickly look away; the day he looked me in the eyes and asked permission to kiss me; the many dates he would hold my hand and tell me his plans for his future with me; the look of such devotion and sincere love when he looked up at me on bended knee when he asked me to be his wife; and all the times over the course of my first pregnancy when he would show me such devotion and care.

Yet, isn’t it ironic that the look I love the most is his for another girl?

When our firstborn, our daughter, was born I saw my husband in a brand-new light.

I always knew he would be a great father one day even when we were still kids ourselves. Yet, seeing him interact with our now two children has far exceeded every expectation I had for the father of my children. I had a wonderful father and I desired nothing more than my own children getting to experience the joy and certainty of having a loving father as I still do.

Growing up with a great dad and having close friends who didn’t have great dads made me realize the biggest distinctions between our fathers was the element of questioning. I never questioned my dad’s motives or questioned something about myself because of something my father did or said.

That’s one of my children’s greatest blessings about their own father. They will never question.

This little girl will never question if this man loves her.

She will never question if she is good enough to meet his expectations. She will never question will he support and provide for her. She will never question if he thinks she is beautiful exactly the way she is. She will never question that if she calls, he will come. She will never question who her biggest fan is. She will never question if this man has her best interests at heart.

This little boy will never question if this man loves him.

He will never question if he is good enough to meet his dad’s expectations. He will never question will he support and provide for him. He will never question if he would be prouder if he pursued athletics or arts. He will never question if he will be there at his football game or piano recital. He will never question if he will be there to pick him up no matter how hard he falls. He will never question if he is trying to live out his own dreams through him. He just won’t and it is all because of how this man fathers.

My children will one day realize how beyond blessed they are to be raised by a man who they never have to question. I know how blessed I am to be raising these children along with this man as their father.

Happy Father’s Day to my husband. There isn’t anyone else in the world I would want to father my children.

Thank you for raising our children to never question.

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Sarah’s military experience began at her birth on Hill AFB, Utah, to a young airman and his wife. The Air Force eventually brought her family to Montgomery, Alabama, where her father retired as an Air Force Master Sergeant. It was there she met her husband, Cody, a preacher’s kid at the family church. Sarah graduated from The University of Alabama to become an accountant for a national healthcare company in Birmingham, Alabama, where she lives with her Army National Guard husband, their daughter Wilda, and their faithful labradoodle, Tolkien. They are expecting a son, Augusto, later in the year. Sarah enjoys history, a good book, and most of all, play days with her husband and daughter. 

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  1. “He will never question if he is good enough to meet his dad’s expectations. He will never question will he support and provide for him. He will never question if he would be prouder if he pursued athletics or arts. He will never question if he will be there at his football game or piano recital. He will never question if he will be there to pick him up no matter how hard he falls. He will never question if he is trying to live out his own dreams through him. He just won’t and it is all because of how this man fathers.” Would that all little boys could be so lucky. What a blessing. <3

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