It Takes a Man to be a Dad
There was one-time when I was a young man, my Dad went to a car dealership with me in Mission Hills, CA to help me make a choice on buying a new car. While we were sitting in the finance managers office, the gentleman made this comment that I could tell really my Dad’s face glow: “I really wish that I had your kind of relationship with my son.”
Like most people, life did not come easy for our family, but we made it work. I just want to say that I am very grateful for my great Dad, Ted, I really don’t think that I could have chosen anyone better.
It gets me thinking that there are a lot of people out there that weren’t so fortunate that I was to have a good Dad… and I don’t mean Father, cause anyone can be a Father, I mean a Dad.
The absence of fathers in many homes, I believe, is responsible for the breakdown and decay of modern society. A healthy family is the centerpiece of society. It can greatly decrease crime, unemployment, work ethic, education, and the overall good of society. Fathers give guidance, discipline, and most of all… love.
Not everything is black & white of course. There are some people that have been very successful without Dads, and some people that have still made dreadful mistakes with Dads. Either way, being a dad is the most important job you can ever have; and like Jackie Kennedy says “in the end, you aren’t judged by what you did, but how you raised your children.”
So to all Dad’s, thank you! To my Dad, thank you. And to my Heavenly Father, the most important Dad of all, thank you!!!
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