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I’m a dad (some words about being a father)

I’m a Dad.

I’m the high-fiver. I’m the terrible dancer. I’m the funny singer.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the teeth brusher. I’m the banana peeler. I’m the time-out keeper.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the deejay. I’m the remote controller. I’m the man involved.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the capable. I’m the video recorder. I’m the snot wiper.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the lover. I’m the fall-a-sleep-on-er. I’m the book reader.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the teacher. I’m the hope reminder. I’m the boo-boo kisser.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the imperfect hero. I’m the prayer say-er. I’m the cheesy grinner.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the carrier. I’m the holder. I’m the protector.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the dreamer. I’m the cheerleader. I’m the fan who won’t sit down and shut up.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the believer. I’m the mistake maker. I’m the get-up-and-try-again-er.

I’m a Dad.

I’m the lucky one. I’m the blessed one. I’m the man who will love you no matter what.

I’m a Dad.

To all the men who are dads or hope to be dads… Happy Father’s Day.

Be blessed.



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Jeane Wynn

posted June 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm


This post is exactly why I love Matthew Paul Turner! I love, love, love this! You said it all. A friend in our town just became a day for the first time to a little baby girl. I am sending this over to him to start his journey! Happy Fathers Day Matthew!



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Makeda

posted June 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm


Beautiful! Thats all; really really beautiful



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T.C.

posted June 18, 2010 at 4:46 pm


Wow…. just…. wow.



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Gymmie

posted June 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm


That was lovely :) Happy Father’s Day <3



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Mike Mangold

posted June 18, 2010 at 6:55 pm


Nice! Just posted the link on my fb.



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Debbie

posted June 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm


Nicely Done Matthew !!!!! xoxox



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Jesse

posted June 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm


I did not get choked up. Not even a little bit.

I’m lying.



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katherine

posted June 19, 2010 at 7:43 am


you are blessed indeed.
happy fathers’ day!



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Alise

posted June 19, 2010 at 7:50 am


Lovely post. Happy Father’s Day!



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Shawn Michael Shoup

posted June 19, 2010 at 8:04 am


(tears) My wife and I are about to have our 5th child tomorrow, our first boy, on Father’s Day. Very excited! Thanks for sharing. I might have to re-post with a link back to your site. This is so good. :)

I just finished reading your two latest books. I’m pretty sure you are my new favorite author. Keep on doing your thing!



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    Matthew Paul Turner

    posted June 19, 2010 at 8:16 am


    Thanks Shawn. Repost away!

    And congrats on the birth of your 5th baby! Amazing. I hope it’s a beautiful Father’s Day for you. -MPT



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    J.J. Merrick

    posted June 19, 2010 at 8:34 am


    Congrats! Our 4th was born last week… my second boy. Now have 2 girls and 2 boys… we are ven and can fight back! :-)

    Thanks MPT, this is a great post and very true. Was watching the view yesterday and it made me sad when they were talking about Father’s Day and Joy says “why do we even have a father’s day? Their part is only like 30 seconds and they are gone”… made me very sad that it is even ok to joke about that.



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      Shawn Michael Shoup

      posted June 19, 2010 at 9:15 am


      Thanks guys! How’s the sleep, J.J.? :)

      Many blessings to you and your family, including the “newbie”.



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        J.J. Merrick

        posted June 19, 2010 at 9:45 am


        2 words… breast feeding :-)

        I change about 2 diapers a night which isn’t so bad. I have learned to fall back asleep very quickly over the years.



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Joe Crenshaw

posted June 19, 2010 at 9:05 am


Excellent,

Happy Father’s day MPT



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Mary

posted June 19, 2010 at 10:04 am


I’m picturing this as a gift book with great pics (like the one you used) available for next year’s Father’s Day? It might need to come with tissues, too!!!



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Paula

posted June 19, 2010 at 10:30 am


This is so beautiful; it made me cry. For so many reasons.



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Carole

posted June 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm


And I`m his mom and so proud of the dad he has become. I love you Matt, Happy Fathers Day.



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Noelle

posted June 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm


Happy Father’s Day!



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gitz

posted June 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm


I love your heart fir your family. Happy Father’s Day, friend.



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Janelle

posted June 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm


I thought I hit submit on my comment…and now I see it not there…oops.

Anyhoo..I LOVE this post!It inspired me to share a few photos of my husband with our boys. I also linked back to you because I just really love how you showed your manly “sensitive” side in talking about your experience of being a dad.

Thanks for sharing!
Janelle
http://queenofthehouseofboys.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-dad.html



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Janelle

posted June 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm


I thought I hit submit on my comment…and now I see it not there…oops.

Anyhoo..I LOVE this post!It inspired me to share a few photos of my husband with our boys. I also linked back to you because I just really love how you showed your manly “sensitive” side in talking about your experience of being a dad.

Thanks for sharing!
Janelle



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healthy_obsession

posted June 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm


No wonder you got snapped up so fast! Epic bro, epic.



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Berean Girl

posted June 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm


Simply beautiful!Happy Father’s day!



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Noelle

posted June 20, 2010 at 2:22 pm


That’s a real sweet picture of you and your little guy.

My husband and dad would like to add to your list:

I’m the light turner-outer and the outside door closer. I’m the man who makes sure we don’t air-condition the whole neighborhood.



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diane1230

posted June 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm


Oh my goodness that was so sweet! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!



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