“Any man can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” Anne Geddes
Anyone familiar with the “birds and the bees” knows that becoming a father is not a difficult process from a scientific standpoint.
But just because you were able to create this new human life, does not automatically nominate you for father of the year. That’s a title you must diligently earn over the course of your child’s lifetime.
There’s much more to being a father than simply providing food on the table and a roof over their head. It’s more than just attending little league games and class recitals.
In short, it’s about unconditional love and continual support – regardless of their choices and your stern disapproval of then.
Far too often father’s in particular try to mold their sons to be a likeness of themselves. But in truth, children need to find their own way, and will as long as they know that you’re behind them every step of the journey – fully supporting their own uniqueness.
So father’s, encourage your children to be proud of who they are. To reach for their dreams no matter how far away they might be from your own. To understand that being different is a sign of strength, not of weakness.
For only then will you be worthy of the title “dad”.