What Does "Father" Means To Me

This might be an early post for Father's Day, but I just want to share what's the definition of father to me. 

For me, he's a man who loves his kids enough to let them make mistakes. A father is a guide and teacher, but he also cares enough to say “no” to his children even when they might hate him for it in the moment. That’s because a father tries to do the right thing, not the easy thing.

Part of the “father mystique” to me is that dads often keep a sense of playfulness and fun about them, no matter how old they get. And, the best part is that he doesn’t care if he looks silly — or what people think of him.

Most importantly, a father is someone who loves their kids even when they’re at their worst — and who never loses faith in them.

Here’s to all the fathers out there who are making a difference in the eyes of the kids who love them. The big things you do are important, but I would wager that it’s those small, simple things that your child will remember for the rest of his or her life.



Kristine Omaan said...

Its never too early nor too late to greet our dads. :)
Im a new reader.Great blog!

Mira Delos Reyes said...

Thank you for visiting! :)

Homemakersdaily.com said...

My dad and I didn't have a great relationship and he's gone now. But my kids and my husband had and have a great relationship! My kids are grown and gone and one of them has kids of his own. They are very close to their dad. And now my husband is getting to have fun with the grandkids (3-1/2 and 2). He was a great dad and he's a great granddad, too.

Love the insights about fathers.

Mira Delos Reyes said...

Thank you for your visit and feedback. I can say that I was my dad's fave, maybe because I am the eldest though I have a sister. :p I am happy to know that you found someone, your hubby, who has a great relationship with your kids, and GRANDkids!

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