June 21st, 2010
I have 3 awesome kids: Alex (16), Natalie (12 on July 5) and Angela (8). I love them so much – words aren’t enough to describe the depth of my love for them.
I received a Father’s Day card from them today with a message worth sharing…
“What does it take to be a Dad?
Patience, Kindness, a Sense of Humor, Courage, Values, an Open Mind, Devotion, Hard Work, Loyalty…
and a Great Big Heart!
You’ve got it all, Dad.
Happy Father’s Day!”
I am humbled and thankful that my kids feel this way about me. And I find myself wondering, How did I develop these traits? And how will these traits be developed in my children? I hope that my modeling positive behavior with them and with my beloved wife, Jessie, will be positive influences. But I wonder if there’s more I can do.
Discussion question: How are you guiding your children to become great adults and parents? What have you seen actually work?
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