Monday, June 14, 2010

Special Edition: Daddy Profile {Adam}

Sunday is Father's Day and I wanted to do a special profile on one of the greatest Dads I know, the father of my daughter, Adam.

I always say that Adam is the best thing I could have ever given my children and I'm so grateful for him.

Meet Adam: Husband, Father, Teacher.

Adam is the oldest of six kids and grew up in California. He served an LDS mission in Sydney Australia. Adam graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education and currently teaches in Las Vegas. Last spring, Adam graduated with his Masters degree in Administration. I met Adam over five years ago while he was getting his undergraduate degree from BYU-Idaho. He is my best friend, my husband, and my own personal stand up comedian. I had the pleasure of being there every step of the way for Adam's transition to Fatherhood. I'll never forget the look on his face when he found out he would be a daddy, when he felt her move for the first time, and when he looked into her precious face and fell in love.

For her first two months of life, Adam stayed home and was the primary caregiver, so that I could finish my degree. It was a precious time for daddy and daughter as they grew to love and to know each other more every day.

Adam is an exceptional father. Not only is he loving and playful with his girl, he is always ready and willing to care for her needs. He has never complained about diaper changes, feedings, baths, clothing, or any of her essential needs, not even in the early hours of the morning. In fact, he always asks if there is anything she or I need him to do before doing anything for himself. Adam takes on an equal parenting attitude when he is at home, rather than shirking from his fatherly duties, which is very appreciated. There is nothing he won't do for Hannah.

My most precious memories of the last ten months of parenthood are when I catch Adam and Hannah reading a book together, or singing a song together, or just talking. I also love when he attempts to comb her hair in a part, or to put a bow in her hair...most always he ends up bringing her to me for that part, but at least he tries right :)

Every morning Adam calls "dibs" on getting Hannah out of the crib. He wants first hugs, kisses, and smiles. If Adam goes to work before she wakes up Hannah always looks over my shoulder and out the door to try and find him, calling "Da,...DADA?" Adam also called "dibs" on putting her to bed every night after I've nursed her.

Not only is Adam a great father to Hannah, he is also a wonderful partner to me. If ever I have concerns over her safety or health, Adam always strives to accommodate me in my concern, and never tries to tell me I'm being irrational. He is very supportive of my decision to stay at home with Hannah, and very supportive of the way I care for her. He has such a wonderful heart and I couldn't have married a better man.

I am grateful for his wonderful, righteous heart and the way he serves his family. As you can see he is an amazing man and I'm glad I got the opportunity to introduce you to him!

Leave a comment! Tell about the wonderful Father's in your life!


  1. I should mention another fabulous father in our lives: Adam learned to be the wonderful, loving father he is from his own father Terry, who is currently serving our country in Iraq. Terry adopted Adam when he was about 5 years old and I'm grateful for his example and the man he raised him to be. Once Adam told me "the greatest thing my mom ever did for me was marry my Dad." Terry recently took part in a program called United Through Reading where he gets to record a DVD of himself reading a book to his granddaughter and then send the DVD and the book home. We are grateful for him.

  2. I also want to mention my own dad. My dad passed along every idiosyncrasy, trait, habit, along to me. I am my father's daughter in every way and I couldn't be prouder. I was raised by a wonderful, loving, involved man who is still selfless and serving, even as I am a grown woman with a family of my own. A few weeks ago I passed along the flu to my poor dad who sat miserable in bed. As I apologized for passing along my germs he said "It was worth having you here with me" He is a great grandfather and forever a great dad. I've been blessed.

  3. Thanks for sharing. I love knowing that there's lots of love going on out there, that there are strong families. I am blessed with a wonderful father for my children. While I haven't yet had the privilege of seeing him with our own children, I love every chance I get to see him with kids. Trek was a really assuring experience as I watched him be a wonderful "Pa" to all our "kids". I am grateful for good dads.