Fathers are the most important part of the family unit. They are and should be the strength of the family. Fathers should be the providers of the family, but not just financially. They should be the provider of love, guidance and discipline. We look to our fathers to set positive examples for the family by exhibiting the meaning of hard work and responsibility. We have too many fathers today that lack the skills to be good fathers because they were either never taught how to be good fathers or they just ignored the lessons they were taught.
A father should be giving and showing love for his family because without that the family becomes broken. There are so many broken families today because the fathers do not take responsibility for their families. There are many reason why some fathers don’t stand up and take responsibility for their families, but I hope those fathers realize that it is never too late to be a good father.
For those fathers who have been taking responsibility for their families and leading by example, you should be honored because through all of life’s pitfalls, you stood strong and stood by your families. Continue to be the rock of your family. Continue to raise your children to be respectful, intelligent adults that have empathy for others. As a father sometimes you may feel that you can’t ever show weakness by expressing your emotional side, by shedding that tear or giving that hug to your child, but by doing that it will show them a father that is real, with real emotions and teach them that it is alright to show your emotions sometimes.
To all of the fathers out there, you are our strength and through you we have the strength and motivation to achieve great things. Never stop being the best father you can be, and if you haven’t been a good father, now is the time to realize that you have the power to change the future of your family by being a loving, supportive, responsible father.