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Love, Dad

As we approach another Father's Day, our thoughts are with all the Dads out there.  We are thinking of them and celebrating them.  We are encouraging them, and hoping that Fatherhood continues to be the most important job they will ever have in their lives.  

Being a Dad is not something you can learn in school, from a manual, or any training.  In fact, learning to be a father comes from either your own experiences or trusting your instincts along the way.  Not all Dads get it, and most will make mistakes along the way, but one thing remains true for all: the unconditional love they have for their children.  

I have done research on the importance of a Father's role in a child's life.  I found interesting information about how impactful the relationship can be, either good or bad and how many life decisions are made as an outcome.  If you are a son, you might inherit some of his traits, and as a daughter, you may just find yourself attracted to someone similar to him. 

In honor of Father's Day, I decided to write a letter that I think every child should hear from a Dad.  I write this because not all Dads can find and express the words that they feel so strongly about.  If you have not heard these words from your own father, take them as your own, and realize that in their hearts this is what they have always wanted to say.  

Dear daughter/son, 

I want you to know that no matter what happens in your life or where your path takes you or takes me, I will always love you, support your decisions and stand by you with respect and acceptance for your choices. 

I want you to know that I am grateful for you as you have filled a place in my heart with extreme joy and happiness that no one but you could ever fill.  

I want you to know that as the years go by, I watch you become a unique, beautiful spirit with your own ideas, dreams, and goals.  I am proud of you and thankful for the treasured times we have had together. 

I want you to know that my prayer for you is that you love yourself as well as others.  And, someday find a love that you can share with someone special who will treat you with the utmost respect and cherish you every day. 

There are so many things I could say, but most importantly, I love you, I am proud of you, and I am blessed to have you as my child. 


Love, 

Dad


My affirmation for you this week is;

“I am taking the time to reflect on the importance of fatherhood and celebrate the role of being a Dad”

 

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