Today is Fathers day, ties will be given, maybe a new tool or handy gadget, a gift hand made by loving hands. Today we honor our fathers. Have a BBQ and be nice to dear old dad.
I tend to look at fathers day this year from the prospective of the father.
While niceties are being exchanged and gifts given, I am thankful to be a dad. I can think of no greater responsibility on this planet than the one given to me on November 15th 1993, the day I became the father of twins.
Everything in life changes when you become a dad, I will say for the record, everything gets better. Yeah, there are challenges along the way. There are hardships to endure, emotions to deal with, and burdens to bear, all a part of being a dad. At some point you ask yourself am I good enough? Do I possess what it takes to be a good teacher, role model, provider? You look into the eyes of your little boy and wonder if one day he will be a great man. What beauty you hold in your arms when your daughter looks up at you and smiles. Comfort.
And then before you know it, they are teen agers and you ask yourself again, do I have what it takes to get this young man through high school and into life? Have I done everything that I can to prepare this young lady to be proper. Is this young man going to do great things?
Today, I am proud to be a dad, I would not trade it for all the money on earth. While there are challenges and obstacles that fatherhood throws your way, it all comes down to the love you have for those kids and the love that is returned, especially on fathers day.
God Bless all of you Dad’s out there that are doing it right. You know who you are.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 6)
Happy Fathers Day!
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