I have shared this video in the past. I have been blessed in my life to have a father that has ALWAYS put his family first. It was just yesterday he drove on a Saturday 3 1/2 hours each way to help me on my project. This is something he does not just for me but for anyone and everyone. I remember him calling me a few hours after he got home and thanking me????? Thanking me for what? He was the one who sacrificed his entire Saturday to help serve me. Now in his 81 first year he still outworks anyone and everyone and NEVER do you hear a complaint from this giant of a man. How blessed I am to have the role model and example of my Dad.
In life it’s normal as children growing up to watch movies or TV shows and begin to develop the Hero’s in our life. Who do we aspire to be. We lay in bed dreaming of hitting that jump shot or becoming CEO of that company. While I had some of those aspirations in my mind I have always measured my level of success by my father. Am I becoming the man he is. He is my Hero and not only what I aspire to be but what a father should be. Love you Dad….. You are simply the best.
below is the summary of today’s video.
Men on Earth have the opportunity to become fathers and experience some of the same joys that our Heavenly Father feels for us. Fatherhood is a divine responsibility to be cherished.
I’m awake. I remember Him. I gaze upon them before I part. They lie in their bed, unaware of me watching. I leave, they sleep. The small home I help provide is their world. They play, they explore, learning to move, to feel, to see, to know, not once thinking how it all came to be. Crayons, toys, books; it’s all for them. The fridge opens, the pantry exposed, they expect food to be there. Not a thought, not a doubt, just hunger. Cereal, milk, yogurt, messy fingers, messy faces, all fed. Tummies are full. Now it’s nap time. My wife likes nap time. Once again, they lay in the comfort we provide.
All while I work, I’m far, but close; always thinking of them. My phone rings, I only hear breathing. I smile; my wife’s phone is now missing. I do it all for them. I work, that they may grow. They trust so deeply; how I yearn to do the same. They see so little of how it all came to be, never questioning, only trusting. I come home; two-second hugs. Now I’m a horse. We eat dinner, brush teeth. Jammy time. Finally, it’s bed time. Once again, they lay their heads on the pillows we provide. I will be their protector. I will be their gentle friend. I will be my wife’s faithful husband. I am a father, I am also a son. And while I may not understand all that He does for me, I do know that all that I am, and all that I have is because He’s a father to me. I now stand, very aware, of how it all came to be.