1. My Husband, Hunter Newby. We have been together for so long that I'm starting to have fewer and fewer memories that he's not a part of--and I wouldn't have it any other way. I knew as soon as we met that we were in this for the long haul. We are a team, and soon we'll be a trio :) I cannot wait to see his tender heart and incredible passion pour into his raising of our daughter. He is devoted, energetic, and most importantly in love with Jesus. I know that he will be an amazing role model and Godly influence on our children, and I am honored to be chosen as his wife and the mother of his children.
3. My Father-in-Law, Frank Newby. I want to thank you for raising Hunter to be the stronghold of our family. You taught him a work ethic like none I've ever witnessed before. He protects and provides; with him, I never worry. I also thank you for instilling morals and character in him to be a strong Christian leader in the family and in the church. He will be an amazing father, and your example is a lot of what I owe for that.
4. My Brother-in-Law, Aaron Valentine. You are an amazing dad to the three most beautiful children I have ever seen (until Arabella gets here--then I have a feeling they'll be a super close runner-up in my book!). You give them your attention and your care; you're not afraid to discipline, but you also encourage them to have fun. You and Melonie are doing an amazing job with all three of them, and I just want you to know that it doesn't go unnoticed.
5. My ever-loving Savior, God the Father. You have blessed me with some of the most amazing men you ever created. You satisfy all of my needs and enable me to be a better person and steward in your kingdom by providing them to me. The gift of your son is overwhelming beyond words--you're mighty, tender, loving, and uplifting. You gave me life and the gift of a precious eternity. Thank you seems so inadequate... We all have a Father who is worthy of our utmost praise, rejoicing, and devotion every day. "Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him--his name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing..." Psalm 68:4-6
Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing dads out there. I know I've been blessed...