My idea of a father has changed over the years. Seeing fathers in family, I grew up thinking there were things a father should be and things a father shouldn’t be.
I thought a father should be the only breadwinner for a family. I thought a father shouldn’t share how he feels to his children or wife. I thought a father should be self reliant on his own will and strength. I thought a father shouldn’t be vulnerable or appear weak.
Along with all that I thought my Father in heaven was only going to love me if I did what he wanted of me, like some earthly fathers. I know now my a heavenly Father is not like that (nor should an earthly one be that way either).
I live everyday and pray for God’s strength to be a good, wise and loving father to my children. I pray to not let distractions take me away from my amazing role as a Dad and cause wounds to them.
I pray that when I fail and do wound them that I have the strength to apologize to my children and teach them how to manage conflicts.
Most of all I pray that they see my love for God everyday and that they grow to know His unending love for them.