Happy Day after Fathers Day to Everyone!
A little different post for Motivation Monday this week. I want to encourage parents, both fathers and mothers. This post is written from my perspective as a father, but it can apply to those moms who are parenting alone and filling both roles.
I hope every father had a great Fathers day. Now that the day set aside to be all about you is over, it’s time to get back to being the father your children need. Your influence and impact will either set them up for success or failure in life. You are their protector, comfort, soft place to land, compass, rock and shelter from the storm.
For fathers of daughters, as I am, who you are as a man will influence how they view other men. How you love and treat them, how you love and treat their mother will impact their belief and trust in other men.
Fathers, show your daughters what a real man is, and how a real man treats a lady. #MotivationMonday #FathersDay #EverydayYouAreADad #HappyDayAfterFathersDayTweet
“Think of the impact we would have if came alive as fathers. Your children will grow up and affect the lives of countless others and their children will go on and do the same. This ripple effect – this opportunity of compounding influence – has got to overwhelmingly dwarf whatever the majority of us may hope to accomplish at our jobs. Love your kids, men. Teach them to be strong, dedicated, focused, gentle, fierce, loyal.” - John Lovell, Warrior Poet Society
Love your kids, men. Teach them to be strong, dedicated, focused, gentle, fierce, loyal.” - John Lovell, Warrior Poet Society @johnlovell275Tweet
The original post below was written back in 2013 when my daughter was 7 1/2 years old. She is now 15 1/2 and the words are as true today as they were then.
Knowing that, God willing, no matter the circumstances, I will always be a daddy to my little girl;
Knowing that, God willing, my daughter will one day be an adult and leave to follow her own path;
- I will love my daughter for the gift that she is, not what she does
- I will cherish every moment we spend together
- I will strive to give her whatever wisdom I might possess
- I will teach her the value of relationships & honoring promises
- I will allow my daughter to soar upon her own wings
- I will let her go to travel the path God has laid before her
“May the Lord give me the wisdom to parent with love, humility and strength, to give my daughter only and always the best that I can offer.” ~M
“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.” ~C. Everett KoopTweet