Happy Father’s Day!
A father is so important in a child’s life and it’s a huge responsibility to the our husbands. Past generations have been called “fatherless generations” because of the rise of fathers leaving the family. This is true for my husband; he was raised only by his mom. This means that he was thrown into fatherhood having had no earthly example of how to be a father. Not easy! But he’s a great Daddy!
I wanted to write a letter of encouragement and acknowledgement to the dads out there.
To the men who are raising our children,
Thank you! We know it’s not easy. God has given you enormous responsibility, not only as the head of our homes – which is huge on its own – but as the leaders of the young people whom God has placed in our care.
You are the example to our sons of how a man, a husband, a father, should act and the example to our daughters of what to look for in a man.
We know that you come home from work often exhausted and understand that it can be hard to transition to daddy-mode. Seeing you play with the kids warms our hearts. We love to see you play ball and have tea parties. Listening to you talking to the children, teaching them about God and the world, warms our spirits. Seeing you include the children in your work at home, even if it slows you down, reminds us of how precious the time we have with our children is and that we need to take advantage of every moment. Thank you.
We know that there is great pressure on you to provide for our family and that sometimes it can be really difficult when life throws unexpected circumstances at our family. We want you to know that we think you are doing a great job.
We also want to remind to keep leaning on your Father. The One who is able and willing to guide you through the hard times. We want you to know that we pray for you and that we thank God for you.
We appreciate, respect, and love you. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.
I know this is short and only touches on a fraction of what a Dad is and does. There is no way to list everything!
Thank you, men who are taking their responsibilities as a father seriously. Happy Father’s Day!