Also, it’s crazy, but I have to say this. Staying. I’m a dad who stays. There’s dads that leave all the time. It was so important for me to let my kids know that their daddy will never leave them. Never. Just as God will never leave us, and I want my kids to know that as well, no matter what they might do. No matter the mistakes, I see and I know who they really are—just like how God sees us. No matter what mistakes we’ve made, no matter what we do, God knows who we really are and who He’s created. So, I want my kids to know that, and I believe they do.

CCM: Again, with Father’s Day not too far off in our rear view mirror, does anyone else have something they’d like to share?
Jeremy Holderfield:
For me, I remember Father’s Days growing up, but it didn’t mean as much to me as it does now having kids. I’m excited for Father’s Day, but it seems like the last few Father’s Days I’ve come home off the road or from something that we were out doing and I didn’t… I don’t know, I guess I’m just not expecting something to be big for me, or whatever, but my wife and kids will have made me stuff and created picture collages, etc. Those kinds of things really hit home for me. It’s like, “Wow, man. This means so much, even something as simple as my daughter drawing me a picture.” It’s like I know my kids love me and they know I love them—no matter what else happens in this world as long as there’s that love.

If I lose a job and lose money, lose our house, if we’ve got nothing but ourselves and they know that I love them, then that’s all that really matters. So, anticipating that my kids and my wife are going to do something simple and special for daddy and knowing it’s going to make me feel like a million bucks…I love that.

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Blaise Rojas (photo: Kristyn York)

Josh Schwartz: For me, I have a lot of great memories with my dad. My dad was one of my heroes. We were really close and enjoyed a lot of good memories with him. He had a stroke and a lot of things have changed since then. It’s sad, but still happy, because I remember those good times. For me with my kids… Like Jeremy, I really didn’t understand what being a father was until I became one. You love your kids no matter what, and that helped me understand more about God and how He loves us and that whole dynamic of faith.


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