One of the things that has changed recently in my life is that I have “switched places” with my wife and now she leaves everyday for work, and I get the joy of working at home and being with our three boys during the day. At first we weren’t sure how this would work out, but I think that it has been one of the coolest things I have ever done. Not because I have the freedom to play video games all day now with my oldest, but because it has allowed me to appreciate even more what my wife does and the time I get to be “just a dad” to my boys.
A couple of months ago, my oldest son looked up at me and said, “Dad I want to be like you…I want to do what you do.”
…and I realized at that moment that I have such a short time to build into the lives of my boys. To teach them what it means to be a godly man and loving husband…what it means to be rather than do. I also realized that my kids have a lot to teach me…and that if I’m not around to listen and learn…I might miss it. Will I ever “go back to work”, leading and/or pastoring? Maybe…but the way I look at it…I kinda just started really doing just that…and I like it:)
What about you? What has recently changed in your life that has become a defining moment for you and/or your family?