If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him! – Matthew 7:11, NIV
…children are a reward from [the Lord]…Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. – Psalm 127:3-4, NIV
Being a military family, Daddy has been gone – a lot. Whether he was home or not, he was a wonderful father. He made every effort to stay in communication and involved with our daughter. But when he was home, for ten years, he was either recovering from being gone or preparing to go. We lived life knowing that he was only temporarily home. Ten years of her growing up, having dance classes, tae kwon do, community theatre, soccer practices, church, etc. As a mom juggling parenting, homemaking, ministry, and life, in general, I had a system. So, when it came to many of the logistical, menial, parenting tasks, it was just easier to do it myself, whether he was home or not.