Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stay-At-Home Daddy

Zay stays home with Kal while I go off to work everyday. We're not your typical Mormon family, but that's okay. We do what works for us and we don't mind being unconventional. :) I guess I could say he's more of a work-at-home dad, since he still has many barbering clients that he attends to. But his main priority is taking care of Kal... and he's so awesome at it!

I don't mind leaving everyday to go to work, because nothing makes my heart just melt the way it does when I see my two favorite guys together. They have formed such an amazing bond and Zay just cannot wait for him to get older so he can teach him how to play basketball (Zay's first love...). Plus, he is a much better organizer/cleaner and cook than I am... so it just kind of fits.

And I was soooo blessed to get the job that I did (at the time that I did) so that we were even able to adopt Kal! I'm so grateful for it and I don't take it for granted! Kal gives me all the motivation I need to drag myself out of bed every morning, so I do it with a genuinely happy smile on my face and a pep in my step. Ha ha ha. People seriously look at me suspiciously when I'm happy at work on a Monday. But I don't care. I just keep smiling.

I get pictures like these sent to me throughout the day that just thrill me!

One of the reasons Kal's birthmother chose an adoption plan for her son was because she wanted him to have two parents - a mom and a dad - to raise him. I'm so grateful that Zay and I are in a position to offer him something that he might not have otherwise had. As awesome as Zay was before we adopted Kal, now that he has a son to raise and set a good example for, he's been making such great changes in his life and steps forward in his walk with Christ. I love it! He wants his little daddy's boy (who no doubt will want to go wherever his daddy goes) to follow in good footsteps... and follow him to heaven. He's been working hard as a stay-at-home daddy (something only a real man could pull off, I think) and I'm so happy things have worked out the way they have. :)

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)


  1. Aww! Your two boys are so cute together. It's obvious that Zay is a really good dad.

    1. He's pretty dang awesome!! He's always wanted to be a dad, and now he just can't believe that it actually happened. I love watching them interact. Cutest thing ever!


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