Beginning Fatherhood

The first week of being a Dad has flown by. It is still hard to find words to describe the experience. So far two thoughts have stood out to me.

I loved Audrey Grace Butz before I saw her. Seeing her and getting to know her has allowed my love for her to grow. But it doesn’t change the fact that I loved her before I had seen her. Still at this point she really hasn’t done anything for me or earned love. I just give it. I don’t give it reluctantly. I can’t help but give it. I tell her how much I love her everyday and she cant even understand my words, but I am compelled to tell her because I love her so much.

The opportunity to bring Audrey into the world and to love and care for her has brought Adrienne and I closer together. I feel more connected to Adrienne not just because we were able to bring life into the world but because we have a shared purpose to love Audrey. We love each other more as we look to love another.

It is easy to see connections with my current experience and my faith in Jesus. Jesus loved me before I loved him, Romans 5:8 “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” I also see that my heart draws closer to people that share the same purpose as I do. My mission is to help people experience satisfaction in Christ. As I do that with people I grow close to them as well.

Just my thoughts.

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About Dan Butz

I work with Cru in Leadership Development.
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2 Responses to Beginning Fatherhood

  1. mille225 says:

    Nice and remarkable thoughts. I love the parallel you draw between your love for Audrey and God’s love for us. 🙂 Congratulations on fatherhood!

  2. Marjorie Collier says:

    Now you know why I’ve spent my life to seeing that parents had a safe place to leave their babies. Best of everything for your precious bundle. Marjoriemrc

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