What Every Dad’s Wish is This Father’s Day
To be a dad has got to be one of the most incredible experiences that I’ve ever had in my time on this earth. With Father’s Day around the corner and my wife within a couple of weeks of giving birth to our fourth child (another beautiful girl) it reminds me of what it means to be a dad.
From the first look into the eyes of your baby when your heart melts and you come to a distinct realization that the life you hold in your arms is solely dependent on you. It’s a truly humbling but totally exciting experience when we have a new baby.
What it means to me to be a dad, to every dad I think, is to be our children’s hero. So easily enjoyed in that space of time between birth and pubescence but strived for till our children reach adulthood.
No matter how old my children get (I have one who just turned 18, one turning 13, my 2 year old and one on the way), I can’t seem to stop the desire to be their hero, their protector.
In my head I know that my hero role will fade into the sunset in their lives and they move towards their independence but deep down my heart is breaking while I long for the times of yesterday when they would look up at me with those eyes of admiration and to say to me “dad, you’re my best friend and I love you”.
But the curtain has come down on my role as superman for my older children as they’ve become keenly aware of my lack of super powers. I can only thank God that my younger girls are giving me another shot at a better performance as the hero.
As this week draws to a close and you set out to celebrate your dad why don’t you remind him that he’s still your hero; if not for anything other reason than to put a smile on his face like he had when he first saw yours.
God Bless you all and have a great Father’s Day weekend.
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