What Makes a Father
What makes a father?
I think it’s love, first and foremost. A love you probably didn’t even know could exist.
I think it’s sacrifice. It’s early mornings, late nights, and lots of playtime in-between.
I think it’s work. In the home, outside of the home, everything done to better the home.
I think it’s humor. It’s finding the light in dark situations, making silly voices during bathtime and cutting animal shapes out of pancake breakfasts.
I think it’s dedication. The most important job you will ever have, that never pays a dime and insists on overtime every day. Even Sundays.
I think it’s strength. Supporting those around you, big and small, even when you are the one who may need it.
I think it’s gratitude. Learning to appreciate the small things in life, teaching those around you to do the same.
I think it’s discipline. Being a voice of reason so that lessons are learned and values are formed.
I think it’s you. And everything you do to make our family a happy, healthy, strong one.
Happy Father’s Day, Chris.
*photo above of us with Little D when she was first born, circa 2007. We were BABIES!