FATHER’s Tie is happy to celebrate and honor FATHERs every day until FATHER’s day, June 17, 2012.
Check in everyday to see who is featured.
Our first FATHER to be featured this month is CHRISTOPHER D. LEWIS.
# of Children: 2
# of Foster Children: 1
Chris’ favorite story about FATHERing? Something happened recently making me realize that my wife and I must be doing something right – my oldest went to a birthday sleep over at one of his soccer friend’s house. While they were there the mother texted me asking if it was ok for him to watch Thor. Clare and I decided it was ok and I thanked the mother for asking. I found out the next day that the mom didn’t ask me on her own initiative. It was my oldest who spoke up to her saying he wasn’t sure if we would approve, while we weren’t even there!
CHRIS and his youngest son have some interesting conversations:
David: (my 6 year old): “You know Dad, there’s only one reason I would want to be president.”
Dad: “Oh yeah . . . why’s that?”
David: ” ’cause he’s got a movie theatre in his house!”
Dad: “really . . .”
David: “yeah! . . . and his own bowling alley!”
David: “I know how to say Mexico in spanish.”
Dad: “Ok . . . shoot . . .”
Dad: “Good job!”
David:” . . . no X . . .”
Dad: “The x is there . . . it’s just silent . . . ”
David: “Oh . . . I thought it was sleeping.”
The favorite thing I’ve ever heard him say: “Dad . . . I figure if I was as big as God, I’d take up more than one person, too.”
Do you have any hidden talents? I FEEL like I tend to see patterns in/work well with numbers – which really helps at work – and I seem to find it easy to work with software.
Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at as a FATHER:
- I am one of my boys’ biggest fans. At my oldest’s soccer games, I think I’m one of his loudest fans and I’m proud of my youngest in his cub scout endeavors. I key in on their interests and am eager to know how they’re doing with them and helping them develop them. I see this as trying to help them answer their question as boys: “Do I have what it takes?” and training them up in the way they should go.
- I live out my faith before them as genuinely as possible. They know that God and the study of His Word are important to me. I struggle with social anxiety and when that struggle makes things difficult, I’m as honest as appropriate with them about what I am dealing with.
Name two things you consider yourself to not do very well as a FATHER:
- Being an example of maturity before them. My wife often refers to me as the third child. (Fourth, I guess, now that we have a foster child).
- Having “manly” things to pass along. For a guy, I feel pretty deficient in abilities in basic auto maintenance, home maintenance, camping, fishing, etc . . .
Name one thing that NOT many people know about you: I don’t know that much about computers . . . : )
What is your earliest memory? WARNING: It’s not a happy one . . . My earliest memory is of my mother telling me that my dad is leaving. He was in the stages of separating from the family. I was probably 2. She tells me not to cry when he leaves. But when I see him walking out the door, I burst into tears. He looks at me from across the room and then walks out the door . . .
What was your favorite childhood injury? Broken arm – let me get others to spread my peanut butter for me!
If you could have any SUPERPOWER, what would it be? Telepathy
Who is the most important person in your life?
What are you passionate about? God’s Word, God’s will, family, foster parenting
Who is the person you respect the most, and why? John MacArthur – I have great respect for his Bible teaching.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Joined the army
Thanks for FATHERing well and strengthening your FATHER’s Tie.
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