Reflections on Fatherhood . . .

By June 15, 2012Uncategorized
Man Holding Up an Infant

“One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.”

George Herbert (1593-1633)
Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest

 

As we gear up for Father’s Day, and anticipate the gift the kids made at school (teachers are getting pretty creative these days), I remember my own dad.

I consider the wisdom he tried to pass on to me. I ponder the sacrifices of time, money, effort, toil and pride. It makes me grateful to have had a man like this in my life. I know others who were not so lucky and that there are many children growing up today who wont have a man like that in their lives. I am grateful.

Looking back through the lens of maturity and age (though Sarah often doubts my maturity), I see better the life challenges he faced and the resistance I gave him. I realize, too, that one of his wisest decisions was marrying my mother

May we stand on the shoulders of giants. May our success be because of the example set by our fathers.