October 22, 2013
At a time when men all over the world are second guessing their role as a parent and as a father along comes a video that is says so perfectly what being a father is all about. The message is clear and can leave no doubt about the responsibility men share when thinking about being a ‘dad.’ It’s not glamorous and it’s not medal worthy but it is an absolute honor and a privilege to help shape a young man’s life. Besides, if you have taken the time to participate in creating a life then you have a responsibility to stay around and make sure that the life you helped create has every chance of thriving. This is not negotiable and it is not up for debate. It is what it is.
“There comes a point in life when fun no longer means clubbing, drinking, or being out until 4am, or thinking about yourself.
But now fun means Disney movies, family dinners, bedtime stories, long cuddles, a messy house, sleeping by 10pm and hearing little voices say, ‘I love you.’
Becoming a parent doesn’t change you, it makes you realize that the little people that YOU created deserve the very best of your time.”
Author unknown to me
True, pure love is the basis of this clip. Please spend the time it takes to view this clip and you’ll see the world to be a different place.
Check out “A Man’s Work Is Never Done . . .” Give it a read and then pass it on to those who you think would appreciate some guidance when mentoring their sons through the transition from boyhood to manhood. This is a great resource for single moms, single dads, grandparents and other family members who struggle with how to help a fatherless young man in their lives become all he can be in a rapidly changing world.