Any guy can be a sperm donor. It takes a man to be a daddy.

When I was growing up I knew I needed to find a man that would be the opposite kind of father than my father was.  So many times people find themselves repeating unhealthy patterns of their childhood.  So they not only end up living their childhood over and over but also pass the unfortunate legacy onto their children.

I knew I wanted kids (two to be exact…and I was going to name them Olive and Leaf…no, I’m not kidding…Finn got off easy right…?) so the hole that aches inside of me for a father, I knew I had to do something different for my kids.  Watching Josh be an amazing father to Finn has been endlessly healing.

I knew, almost within minutes of meeting Josh, that he had all the things I was looking for in a husband.  I knew he would be a great father.  Until Finn came along, I didn’t fully understand just how amazing Josh was as a father.  I won the lottery (power ball) with Josh.  If there is a better father out there…I haven’t met him.  He is strict when he needs to be, gives hugs, kisses and “I love you’s” like they’re going out of style, and will wrestle, tickle, and tease Finn until he can’t breathe anymore.  I can say “just wait until your father hears about this” and Josh says “you DO NOT talk to your mother that way.”  But more importantly I can say “Don’t you want to be big just like daddy?  Strong men never hurt others with their hands or words.  Daddy never hurts people with his hands or words.”

Take time to be a father today.

Take time to be a mother today.

Take time to be a sister, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle, neighbor, grandma, or grandpa today.  Take time to be a friend today.  Take time to make someone’s day better today.

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6 Responses to Any guy can be a sperm donor. It takes a man to be a daddy.

  1. Kimberly says:


    :) Kate
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  2. Wolf Pascoe says:

    We have a boy, so I don’t have to do that, right?

    I wouldn’t hold your breath…there are more and more male cheerleaders every day!!
    :) Kate
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  3. Linda says:

    “Strong men never hurt others with their hands or words”. You were wise to realize that. Growing up, I didn’t have a dad like Josh either…

    All children are perfect. All children deserve to have a daddy like Josh. I deserved it. You deserved it. I am healed by the fact that my son has an amazing daddy. I hope you have found a way to be healed as well!
    :) Kate
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  4. Ahhh cute video.

    I could watch it over and over and never get sick of it!!
    :) Kate
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  5. I loveloveloveloveloved that video. it always brings a smile to my face!

    One of my all-time-favorites!!
    :) Kate
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  6. maggie says:

    that video is too cute :)
    I have about zero desire to have children. But I do judge the men I meet on how they interact with my animals. :)
    Possibly my one sadness in living in Newfoundland is how far away I’ll be from my brother’s family when they start having kids…. growing up I always wished our extended family was a more constant presence in our lives, but my dad’s family was far away and my mum was always at odds with various bits of her family… so I don’t want kids of my own, but I’d like to be a part of the lives of my brother’s children :)

    I totally support judging all people on how the treat animals, kids, elderly, and service peeps. If you ever want a kid for a short amount of time…we’re open to renting Finn out…just let me know!
    😉 Kate
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