My keeper is also a wonderful roll model to our sons, a fantastic Dad and our boys are truly blessed to have him.
There are so many different things that need to come together as a whole to make a Dad. As the saying goes.....
'Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.'
A Dad needs to be a Protector. He needs to do everything in his power to keep his family safe. Physically, emotionally and spiritually.
A Dad needs to be a Teacher. To share his knowledge and principles, to help his family grow and develop.
A Dad needs to be a Disciplinarian. He guides his children to learn proper boundaries and to learn about consequences.
A Dad needs to be a Friend. To show kindness, compassion and interest in his children's lives.
A Dad needs to show Love and Respect. To share the work load of raising his children with his partner and live life faithfully.
Becoming a Dad is a journey of small steps, it is not always an easy road to travel nor does it always go to plan, but with love, patience and commitment the rewards can be truly amazing.
Watching my "men" interact and celebrate Fathers Day on Sunday, gave me a huge amount of pride. The bond between father and sons was a sight to behold and made my heart burst with joy.
I couldn't wish for a better father for my children, I am blessed to be able to share this journey of parenthood with him.
So thank you Dan for being you, for the love you share with us and the road that you have guided our sons to travel. You are an amazing father and each and every day I thank my lucky stars that you came into my life....
|My Men x|
Linking up with Essentially Jess for this weeks IBOT