Father’s Day is coming, a time when Dad’s have their day. Father’s Day cards are filled with messages of, “Relax, You’ve Earned It!” and images of men sitting in front of the television with their feet propped up in a recliner and their trusty remote, beverage of choice and snacks at their side.
What does it really mean to be a father? I believe that being a father is one of the toughest jobs in the world, especially being a good father. As a daughter who was estranged from her father numerous times in her life, you will be surprised to hear what I have to say. This is a post for all of the men out there – well, for everyone that will pay attention.
But first, I wanted to send my prayers and blessings to those who have lost their fathers/husbands. For many this is a difficult week of experiencing loss. I have no words other than that my heart goes out to you.
To those fathers and husbands protecting our freedom and serving in our armed forces, I lift up a prayer for peace and comfort for your families and for your safe return home.
To the loving and supportive fathers out there, I admire you and acknowledge you.
Being a great father is not easy in our society. As a whole, our culture has lost the practice of good manners and being civil to one another. There is an overall lack of respect, especially between children and parents. Gone are the days of statements like this classic one from the Bill Cosby show where he would say to one of his misbehaving children – You know I brought you into this world, I’ll take you out. Those words meant, “Don’t mess with Dad.” If those words were said now, the kid would be contacting a lawyer.