Happy Father’s Day

Today, I want to recognize Colby. Oh how I wish this post was sharing about what an amazing dad he is to our kiddos. Although I can’t put those words to paper yet, I can recognize the amazing father that he will be and the amazing husband he is now.

I’m standing in faith and trusting that next year this post will be different – I will be sharing what an incredible dad (and husband) he is! I can’t wait to see Colby in that role. It’s rare that we are around kids for extended periods of time, but I do get to see glimpses of it with our nieces and nephews. It makes my heart so happy to see his passion and love for babies and kids. He loves them, spoils them, serves them, and plays so well with them. It’s exciting to think of how amazing he will be as a dad.

I think men get overlooked when it comes to infertility. Often times, it’s the girls who get attention. But, many men, including Colby, want children just as much as I (or other ladies) do. It’s not just my desire, it’s our desire. It’s not just my trial, it’s our trial. It’s not just me waiting, it’s us waiting. Colby is wanting to become a dad, just as much as I am wanting to become a mom.

So as much as I’m looking forward to celebrating my dad, my brothers, and all the other dads I know, I also want to recognize all those men who are desiring to be dads, but aren’t yet. You are not forgotten! You are loved and appreciated!

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18 Comments
  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 06:45h, 13 June Reply

    Such a sweet post to honor Colby! I will be celebrating Avery this weekend as well!

  • Elena
    Posted at 06:53h, 13 June Reply

    I hope and pray that next year both of us will be posting different Fathers Day posts, that it will be our husbands firstfather’s day as fathers!

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 07:43h, 13 June Reply

    I totally agree– I think sometimes our husbands are assumed to be just ‘along for the ride’ of pursuing parenthood with their zealous wives…when truly they desire and want and fight for it equally with us! So thankful for husbands with us in the trenches!

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 13:45h, 13 June Reply

    You are such a sweet wife. I pray that you two will have a sweet little bundle of joy next Father’s Day (and Mother’s Day).

    Dad’s do sort of get the shaft, but I try to make Father’s Day just as important as Mother’s Day.
    Have a great weekend!

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 15:23h, 13 June Reply

    Beautifully written! It’s so true. Husbands desire becoming a father just as much. Praying for all of the soon to be daddies out there.

  • Mel @ there is a higher hope
    Posted at 19:16h, 13 June Reply

    So special…I really do think next father’s day will be very different too. Praying both of your dreams come true! You are already amazing parents to those future babies. XO

  • Jennifer T
    Posted at 20:50h, 13 June Reply

    Aww this is such a sweet post! It is so important to remember your husband and all of our husband’s who are still waiting. Happy Father’s Day to Colby; he deserves the honor!

  • Amy
    Posted at 06:44h, 14 June Reply

    It’s heart warming and heart breaking watching husbands play with kiddos. I agree, husbands tend to get over looked in this area. It’s always interesting to me to hear the man’s point of view because I often times miss thinking of their pain too.

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 10:42h, 14 June Reply

    This is the sweetest post ever. Amen on recognizing all the awesome men out there who are doing everything they can to make the dream come true for their families!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 15:25h, 14 June Reply

    Dear, precious Caroline! How I wish you were wishing your sweet husband a happy father’s day, too!! I believe with all my heart this will be a reality for you one day. I am praying for you often…both of you. You are right…the men in this equation often get overlooked. I think they tend to mask their pain better than we girls do. 🙂 So hoping this dream will be a reality for you by next year at this time. God bless you and keep both of you in His care. Love you, sweet friend!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 20:36h, 14 June Reply

    You know, I do think men get overlooked, and you’re so right! I will join you in thinking of and praying for those men who desire to be fathers and are not yet.

  • clara goode
    Posted at 23:04h, 14 June Reply

    totally agree with men being overlooked! thanks for posting this! Happy Father’s Day, Colby! 🙂

  • Bridget Meleski
    Posted at 16:09h, 15 June Reply

    Couldn’t have said it better girly I was thinking the same thing this morning in church about my hubby too how they often are overlooked in the whole infertilty journey. Thanks for sharing . Have a great week!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 20:25h, 15 June Reply

    we said a prayer for all the father’s in church today, and i squeezed jon’s hand and told him that next year he’ll be standing up with all the dads — let’s hope it’s true!!

  • Kelli B
    Posted at 09:51h, 16 June Reply

    I love this 🙂 I’m praying this for y’all too!

    I thought this about Kevin during church yesterday too. I kept thinking about what an amazing dad he’s going to be and I’m trying to make more of an effort to pray for him in that often. So cool!

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 23:52h, 16 June Reply

    I love this Caroline! You are such a sweetheart, I could just hug you… I think I will.

    Wonderful post my friend. You’re always in my prayers.
    xoxo

  • Finley
    Posted at 05:27h, 17 June Reply

    Cheers to the wonderful men in our loves! Very sweet!

  • Megan
    Posted at 14:37h, 22 June Reply

    I agree that men often get overlooked. I think part of that is a lot of men still find it taboo to talk about, and some feel ashamed so they aren’t open about it. But I always try to make sure that I keep them in my thoughts just as much as the women I know who are infertile – they deserve it!

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