I'm grateful for all God has done, and is doing, in Dylan's life.
Dylan is a people person. He's silly and funny and outgoing. He's smart. He's good at analyzing things and figuring out the best way to do something.
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Then when he was 19 his girlfriend got pregnant. Dylan was already crazy in love with her so he asked her to marry him. She said yes but they've not actually wed yet. God used their child (they named her Lillian Eden), to motivate Dylan to change the way he was living.
During the tough times in his teen years I wondered if any of the good things I'd tried so hard to make a part of our lives had any influence on him. Today I can see that they did.
Dylan stepped up to the plate and moved in with his girlfriend. He totally gave up smoking dope and partying. He became both a financial and emotional support to his girlfriend during her pregnancy. Today he works just under 40 hours a week and goes to school full time. Every day, Monday-Friday, he stays home with Lilly and takes care of her while his girlfriend is at work. Then he goes to work four evenings a week. He's an incredible father! I'm awed and amazed every time I see him with Lilly - he's just so good with her. He's learned to be frugal with money and is very conscientious about their lifestyle. He's a good leader in their home. He's doing well in school and is committed to getting his degree in accounting and eventually becoming a CPA. I never hear him complain about the fact that his life is pretty challenging right now. I frequently hear him speak about how much fun he has with Lilly and how much he loves his girlfriend. I respect him.
Valentine's day is about love. My husband and sons are my heart. With the approach of Valentine's day I'm filled with thoughts of love and gratitude for Dylan.