Each week we feature a new dad from our community, in a segment called #FeaturedFatherFriday
Tell us about yourself
Hey! The name is Chase Chartier from Omaha, Nebraska. I have three kiddos, two oldest are girls and youngest is my boy. The daughters are 18 months apart, 5 and 4 years old. My boy is 8 months old while I am writing this. Busy is an understatement; it’s a way of life. Starts with communication and technology ..ie shared calendars, haha. Honestly though, communication is huge. Find time for just you and your wife, if that starts with just every month but get to where you can be intentional daily; it will change your marriage. What I do during the day is work at PayPal Inc. in the Sales Department talking credit card processing daily.
What has been your most memorable #Dadtired moment?
Oh, #DadTired moment was when I was working and my wife sends me picture of my oldest daughter dressed up for her first day of Preschool. Now most of you will think "oh this is just the morning pic with the: 'I'm how old' number listed, 'my favorites', and so on." No, my wife finds the perfect lighting for my daughter so that when I see it I instantly age and see my daughter’s senior picture. That being memorable in itself, it was her joy, peace, love, and excitement. I couldn't stop looking a it. It scared me how the reality is that there is so much out there that is going to try to take that from her. All the way to the point that I will one day have to give this gift, my daughter, away to another man. Oh man that hit home. #DadTired. I better buck-up to show this woman what a man, a gentleman, and a husband looks like, sounds like, feels like, and love's like.
Best parenting advice you've ever received?
For me that was there is no manual. Allow yourself to be wrong and let them know that. The closest thing we get to a manual is the Bible because it is the Book of Life. It says to renew the mind and to repent. Be intentional.
What area of your life do you want to be more like Jesus? How do you plan on getting there?
To be more like Jesus is a fight of pursuing Him. For me, that takes spending time with Him. Devotional time, worship, or soaking in his presence. But, in 3 months where I want Him to change me is in leadership, marriage, and career. How this is going to happen is being faithful. That takes action in areas that are uncomfortable. Faith without action is dead James 2:22-26. So, for me, this is getting up, and putting my flesh in obedience to God. Sleep is sacred to me. Next getting under someone I think I can learn from for leadership, marriage or my career.