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The Only Dad…Again

Once again….the only dad on the field trip.

Now don’t get me wrong… I honor every single dad who is willing to work hard for his family! Period. End of story.

However, the most recent report that I read said that studies show the average father spends approximately 34 seconds of quality time with his children each day. And that’s just sad.

What I do not honor is a culture who has steadily embraced societal methodologies & ideologies that take us away from our families little by little, thus breaking down the sanctity of the family unit.

And so I stand grateful this morning! Grateful that I went against the grain. Grateful that I did not embrace the “norm”. Grateful that I gave God the request of my heart, and then HE gave ME the desire of my heart!

And what was that request you ask? Freedom. Freedom from as many human encumbrances as possible.

We are now blessed to home school, and to have escaped the traditional job market!

How did we do it, you ask?
We’ll, it came with a price.
A price of hard work & determination. But the biggest price tag was this: change.

we had to be willing to change our belief systems and thinking in relation to everything that the systems of our culture had taught us growing up. And that, my friends, is not an easy thing to do. And it is most definitely a price tag that most of you are unwilling to pay.

BUT! …but… For those of you who are ready to embark on your journey to pay the price of change… trust me: it’s oh, SO worth it!

And I keep growing.

2 responses

  1. Satisfied By Love

    I am SO grateful that Josh gets to do work that he is great at in an environment that allows him the flexibility and support to also be an awesome daddy to our girls! He works at our church 🙂 And homeschooling for us starts next fall!
    Cheers to dads like the two of you who know how to prioritize and can let go of traditional job expectations! And who show your kids that life and adulthood is about so much more than paycheck a 🙂

    February 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    • What a great dad AND a great husband! You are blessed…..but it sounds like you already know that 🙂

      February 8, 2015 at 1:27 am

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