Fatherhood

Chad Jacobs Personal Stories

This May my son will turn one, and I am grateful. 

I always wanted to be a dad. However, two years ago, at the age of 47, I didn’t think it would happen. I thought that I had waited too long, took too long to get married, and that is likely true. I remember praying for a child, and hoping that it would be a boy. 

A few months later Chantelle surprised me with news that she was pregnant. I was very excited! During her pregnancy I wanted all to go well with the baby; I had so much to lose and spent the next 7 months being a bit nervous. 

Now when I look at my son Jax, I am in awe of God’s love for me. He answered my prayer and showed his love for me in a most tangible way. When I watch Jax as he is asleep in his crib, I pray for him and thank the Lord for him. What a precious gift Chantelle and I have been given!

Jax is a constant reminder to me that I am loved so much by the Creator of the universe. How humbled am I that he would love me so much and give me a son!  In Mathew 7:11, Jesus says: If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! This is true and I am forever grateful for God’s great love for me!