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Day 171: The Value of Fatherhood


Being a good dad is more than just being a father, it’s a choice.

I asked my husband, Tom, if he had a few words of wisdom about being a father. He said, “you can’t be a father without a mother.” He is a man of few words when it comes to being sentimental about the things that mean the most to him.

I think our oldest grandson’s wife, Abby said it best in her post today that dads are the fun parent. It’s true. No matter how tired Tom was, he always found time to play with our kids, coach them in sports, watch their games or go to band competitions.

While I was the one they ran to when they were hurt, their Dad was the one to go to when they needed stability. Our kids describe him as being encouraging, full of wisdom, and unconditional love. He is the kind of dad that they know will do anything for them. He has his own dad’s sense of humor and always a smile on his face. He is loyal to me their mother and has taught them how to love their own spouses and children through example. He is a family man at heart, and I have seen the tears of joy in his eyes when he stands back and sees the family he helped create. That is the value of fatherhood.

Reflection: The greatest example a father can be to his children is how he lives his own life.