This was shared to me originally over on Facebook by museinred, but I wanted to spread it to a wider audience.
If you are a parent, you need to read this. If you’re ever thinking of becoming a parent, you need to read this.
Oh, hell, you just need to read this, whoever you are. Something to seriously think about.
Single Dad Laughing: You just broke your child. Congratulations.:
I’m going to be blunt. People see my relationship with Noah, and quite often put me up on a pedestal or sing my praises for loving him more than most dads love their own kids.
Damn it. I don’t understand that, and I’ll never understand that. Loving my son, building my son, touching my son, playing with my son, being with my son… these aren’t tasks that only super dads can perform. These are tasks that every dad should perform. Always. Without fail. There is nothing special about me. I am a dad who loves his son and would literally do anything for his well-being, safety, and health. I would gladly take a rake in the face or a jackhammer to my feet before I cut my own son down or make him feel small.
[sigh] I am far from a perfect dad. And I always will be. But I’m a damn good dad, and my son will always feel bigger than anything life can throw at him. Why? Because I get it. I get the power a dad has in a child’s life, and in a child’s level of self-belief. I get that everything I ever do and ever say to my son will be absorbed, for good or for bad. What I don’t get is how some dads don’t get it.
Yep. I keep telling folks -- You’re a god to your kids. You have the power to make them or break them. Thanks for the link -- I sent it off via FB to the boys.
I was lucky enough to be raised by a good dad. Thanks for the link. The author asked for good-dad stories; I’ve given him one.
Thank you for that link. It sure was worth reading it.