Jeremy is a wonderful husband and father. He has humbly sought to grow in his leadership of our marriage and family through the years. He is regularly seeking accountability for this purpose. He is committed to raising our children in a biblical manner. He is patient and kind toward them. He disciplines them with love and a desire for them to understand their need for a savior. I love his determination to not allow Lane and Ava to become “Mama’s babies”. He is always playing with them or taking them away to do fun things. He has repeatedly won their affections! It never appears to be a sacrifice for him to give me a break.
Jeremy’s joyful experience of fatherhood is mingled with sorrow. He is the father of seven. Lane, Ava, baby girl (in the womb), Carina and three other children that we lost during early pregnancy. Jeremy is to be commended for the way he has walked through the loss of our children. When he has struggled with questions of God he has spoken the truth of the gospel to himself, turned from sin, and returned to a place of trust. He has lived with me in an understanding way as I have struggled and encouraged me with the gospel. He has been faithful to lead the whole family through this. I know that the Father holds his reward, and I am sure that part of that reward will be the arms of the children he never knew around his neck!
Happy Father’s Day, Jeremy! I am honored to be your wife! Lane, Ava and I love you immensely, and if Carina was here i know she would hug your neck in celebration of Father’s day this year!
written by April Stoltzfus