Father’s Day 2014
The True Measure Of A Father..
Written by: Angela Michael
are the biggest source of strength for a child. Innocent eyes
perceive “Dad” as the all-powerful super-hero; the most
knowledgeable, truly affectionate and the most—aside from
Mom—important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the
first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons their fathers
are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. A
father is the one, bearing the burdens of the world on his shoulders,
willingly dons a Tinkerbelle backpack and gently holds his little girls
hand and learns everything they did in Kindergarten that day.
A father is godly, fair and firm. He
has the temperament of a saint; they boast of “no fears,”
and though they once sported a head full of hair, now it’s a little
thinner with white walls around the ears. He is self-sacrificing,
a provider, full of wisdom and honest advice. He has a spine made
of steel and carries a worn-out wallet once full of money; now full of
pictures. A “protector” with elongated arms for lots of
children to fill. He is ever-vigilant against powers that would do them
harm. Let’s face it: Children need good role models. They crave
security, stability and love.
Yes, the true measure of a father is not determined by
the amount of his salary nor by the make of his automobile. His value
cannot be judged by the latest gadget found in his pocket or the number
of memberships he maintains; nor by his physique and the size of his
muscles. Rather, a father’s true measure is revealed in the simple,
yet invaluable gestures of love towards his wife, children and
community. In other words; a real father is measured by the size
of his heart.
So “Thank you Dad” on this day of
honor: and if your father is less than perfect, it might be a good time
to forgive his shortcomings. If he is your hero, it might be time to
really acknowledge him.
Happy Father’s Day!