Kirk and I have been together for 15 years! I can't believe it either. We started dating when I was just 17 years old - not even an adult; a baby. Not long after we started dating I saw an OB/GYN who told me that I would have a very hard time getting pregnant. She didn't say I would never but she didn't give me much hope nor did she tell me what was wrong (I don't ovulate).
But I remember leaving there feeling like less of a woman. Wondering what my future would hold and if I would ever hold a baby in my arms. And I was just 17!!
I remember returning home and telling Kirk what the doctor had said. I told him that I may never be able to bear his children and that if he wanted to leave me that I would understand. After all what good was I if I couldn't have children? Or so I thought.
He didn't leave me.
And at 19 he married me. While I did struggle having children - a lot, for 4 years - we did see the right doctors and by the grace of God had our first child, then another and then three more.
So, every Father's Day (and every Mother's Day) I am sooo grateful that we get a chance to celebrate. That I can actually look at my husband and tell him Happy Father's Day; that the man I love is the father of all of my children and that together we have 5!
Not zero, five.
God is good.
Of course I can't end without saying Happy Father's Day to my dad as well. Without him I wouldn't be here :) He is a wonderful dad and I love him very much.
I hope all of you Fathers have a wonderful day and are able to be thankful for and enjoy your children!