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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Tomorrow is Father's Day, I usually write about my role as a mother, but I also have a profound appreciation for good fathers.  In previous years, it seems like the fathers took a backseat to the mothers, allowing the moms to tend to the children exclusively.  It was the man’s role to provide for the children, but the woman’s job to rear them.  Now days more men are taking an active role in raising their children by being more involved in their lives.  I look out my window and see a father and son working on a baseball pitch, another following behind his daughter as she learns to ride a bike.  These men put their children before themselves which is a sign of a true man.  These children look up to their daddy’s because he is their role model, as he should be.  I have many wonderful fathers in my life from friends, associates, my brother-in-law, my own father and of course Angel’s father.  He is a good dad to her, and I am thankful she has him in her life.  Any man can father a child but it takes a real man to be a daddy. 

Happy Father's Day to my own father and to all the fathers out there, may your day be filled with tacky neck ties, Hawaiian shirts, hand drawn pictures, and lots of love.  You are very special people who have the future looking up to you.  

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
-- Billy Graham, Christian Evangelist

 "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
-- Theodore Hesburgh, Catholic Priest and President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame

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