Our 128th Dad in the Limelight is Ben Nunes. I want to thank for Ben being a part of this series. It has been great connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.
1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)
My name is Ben, and I will be 34 this October. I am a follower of Christ, I love Him and I love that He died for my sins. I am a believer of the new covenant, and that He died on the Cross and rose again 3 days later. I write on my personal blog so that one day my children’s children can look back and get to know their grandfather, to learn. In all his faults, and all his glory.
2) Tell me about your family
I have been married a solid 11 years to my wife Kim, and have 3 beautiful children who are 10, 7 and 2. Two girls, and a boy, of which whom teach me how imperfect I am every day but also show glimpses of My Father’s unfailing and unconditional love. We are in the beginning stages of also adding a 4th child through international adoption. The journey’s going to be awesome.
3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
The largest challenge I have had so far is being the solid rock, the load-bearing wall to both of my daughter’s grief, pain and sadness. I tend to internalize their pain so much that at times I can lose focus on who I need to be to them, as opposed to what I want to do or say to the one who hurt them.
4) What advice would you give to other fathers?
Seek The Father first and foremost, love your wife first, love your wife often, and never hesitate to show and tell your anybody in your family you love them.
5) Seeing that you (or your position) are in the limelight, how have you come to balance parenthood and outside life? If you are currently not in the limelight per se, please still answer this in regards to how you balance parenthood and outside life.
I would not consider myself to be in the limelight at the moment, and to be honest I don’t even know how to answer this question because I wouldn’t necessarily split my life into “parenthood” and “outside life.” No matter where I am, or what I’m doing, I’m still a parent.
6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?
Surrounding yourself with good ones help keep you accountable.
7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
My entire life, since I can remember, I knew I always wanted to raise kids so that I would be young enough to play with them, run with them, and do crazy fun activities with them.
8) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent?
Every single birth. Every single laugh at every joke, every kiss, hug, cry…
But what I am looking forward to the most is when they ALL have excepted Jesus into their hearts, THAT day is going to be epic.
If you have any questions for Ben, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!