Sometimes I think fatherhood is a thankless job.
Last week I’m sitting in court with a great friend. For over 3 years I’ve been witness to the destruction money, miscommunication and divorce can do to today’s family. Unfortunately, there are a number of fathers fighting for access to their children.
My parents have been married for 28 years. My sister and I saw an amazing example of a son, brother, uncle, husband and father. My dad worked twelve hour shifts at the factory, then prepared to lead worship or preach at church, supporting most requests like eating out and family vacations on a consistent basis.
My parents call each other by their other names, ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Handsome’, they are still very much in love and presented an exceptional example of loving, supportive parents and spouses. My sister and I often joke about how our parents ruined us for the good. We were raised on the premise that those who belong to God have access to bountiful riches, but have incredible responsibility that requires the road less traveled, a heart of service and the ability to love people without condition.
So we were ruined, but would not have it any other way. To my father/dad/role model, I am thankful for your presence in my life. Thank you for supporting, loving and sacrificing/providing for…me. You told us that you will get a job, but we (your children) would be your career. I’m looking forward to that day, (where your pro fishing career begins) soon.
I love you Dad. Happy Father’s Day.