Our pastor shared these difficult stats with us on Sunday:
- 85% of youth in prison are from fatherless homes
- 90% of homeless children grew up without their father
- 1 in 3 children live in a home absent of their biological father
- 63% of youth suicides are of children from fatherless homes
Praise God that Finn will not fall into these statistics and neither did Joey nor I. Fathers are a big deal.
Though a first-timer, Joey is a fabulous dad. This is no surprise, of course. He’s simply a stellar person. The first to hold Finn after birth, Joey calms him with his reassuring voice, rocks him in his strong arms and works hard to provide for us. He can get a smile out of that sweet toothless mouth better than anyone. I can’t wait to see how their relationship will develop over the years.