I want to salute fathers who love and look after their children. I know of a few men who have not seen their children for years, who pay child support but the mothers are using the children as a weapon by not letting the children see them.
It is a painful thing to watch and see men suffer like this. The presence of a father is vital in the lives of children. What ever happened between the parents, should not block a father from seeing his children. It is a grave mistake and will have repercussions on the mother in years to come.
Yes there are “dead beat” dads out there and this post is not for them, but not every father is dead beat, not every father chooses not to take his responsibilities seriously. There are fathers who work two or three jobs to make sure they provide. Lets take the time to salute them.
If your father was someone who did not fulfil his responsibilities and you find it difficult to celebrate him then find someone else who provided that father figure for you and celebrate them, appreciate them, love them.
Many many people have been wounded by their father and it has affected their self perception, self image and their progress in life and even their relationships with their own children. But there is help today. If you are a father reading this, drop your pride and look for help and healing in your own relationship with your own father so you can be a better father to your own children because they need you. Your own wounding is wounding them. Please do what you need to do to heal and then love on your children or at least start to build a bridge. Remember no one is perfect but at least make a start.
Then there is a father of all fathers, one who understands every beat of your heart, who can read the messages in each tear that you shed. My heavenly Father…….ahh what can I say. “Father God thank you, Thank you. Thank you for giving me your love letter, the bible, thank you for using it to show me how you feel and think about me. Thank you for picking me up and dusting me off. Thank you for being there and providing for me evn though I ignored you when you were trying to get my attention. Thank you for warming my heart with your love and care.”
My dad was not perfect but he has matured like a good wine and he makes me laugh. I call him “Prince Freddie”.
If you can take a moment and call your dad or the father figure in your life and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Fathers, take a moment now and call you children, tell them how much you love and care for them. Keep this love cycle going. You are to be celebrated!
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