Let’s face it: being a dad is tough.
I know we make it look easy (or maybe not) but there is nothing easy about being a dad. My fatherhood journey includes raising two kids, one who has special needs. I know in the traditional family model dad is the rock. Mom is the glue that holds everyone together, but Dad is the rock that we lean on to hold everything up. When a dad is doing his job right, it may feel like he operates in silence, never complaining or revealing his true emotions because, after all, he is dad. He can take it. At least this is how we think it’s supposed to be.
When you peek underneath the surface, in those quiet moments when dads are all by themselves, it becomes quite evident…dads have feelings, too.
We feel the responsibility of providing for our family.
We feel the weight of protecting our household.
We carry the struggle of being who God has called us to be to our children and to be the true leaders in our home.
By the way, I don’t know what your experience with your dad was growing up, but mine wasn’t great. So I know the battle of trying not to be what I saw. And, trying to be what I always wanted. With all this in mind and as we get closer to Father’s Day, I want to share with you the top four affirmations your dad needs to hear this Father’s Day.
I will add one affirmation your dad may need to hear, but is probably the hardest one to give.
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