Father's Day Thoughts On Being A Dad
by Lee Wise
Hope For Daily Living
© Lee Wise All rights reserved
What you will read in the next five to eight minutes will
not qualify as one of the top ten professionally written
articles of the year: guaranteed.
But you will read this, guaranteed: thoughts created on
Father's Day from a guy who loves being a dad.
24 REASONS I LOVE BEING A DAD... AND AN OLDER ONE AT THAT
I love the privilege of praying for my children. I have the
distinct honor of joining the heart of God with the needs,
desires and dreams of my children.
I love the privilege of seeking to inspire, encourage and
help my children.
I love loving their mother.
I love the home movies I experience. The live ones. The in
house "reality shows" if you please. Kids raggin' on each
other, telling mom and dad stories one more time, hugs at
the door, serious discussions begun spontaneously, phone
calls to say "Hi, I love you," and small hands pressed on a
glass door to see the wonder of all wonders: the neighbor's black cat.
I love happy birthday songs: songs sung in love and received the same way -- in love.
I love watching my kids with their kids.
I love the smiles of children and grandchildren.
I love good memories, family pictures on the walls, and
cards from "Father's Days past."
I love the journey of growing with my children.
I love the honor of discovering God and his grace with my
I love helping when I can and hurting when I can't. No, I
don't enjoy the pain. It's the honor of trying to help
because "I'm a dad" that I enjoy.
I love being able to say, "Forgive me" -- and the
corresponding joy of experiencing forgiveness from both my children and the Lord.
I love hearing "Mammaw" sing songs to her grandchildren.
I love trying to model the Fatherhood of God to my children. Falling way, way too short, of course: but I love the
privilege of making the attempt.
I love walking with my God throughout the "dad and granddad days" of my life.
I love being called "Pap."
I love sharing the lives of the kids with their mother.
I love watching the joy in the eyes of my wife as she talks on the phone with her children. (A *very* frequent event in
our home I might add!)
I love giving the grandkids back to my kids just about the
moment I think I'm going under (or moments thereafter!).
I love hearing the laughter of family in the other room.
I love being a friend as well as being a dad.
I love being a father-in-law.
I love memories of my dad loving me.
I love being challenged by my wife's love for each child,
grandchild, and son-in-law.
Did I mention...I love being a dad?
Yours for many hope-filled days in Jesus,
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