Any man can be a father but it takes a special person to be a dad.
Being a dad is a complicated adventure. When to nurture and love? Where to set boundaries and rules? How to instill morality and values? How to know when it’s time to have fun and when it’s time to draw the line. Before you’re in the thick of parenthood, you imagine days with your child at rapt attention as you share the wonders of the world. You daydream about laughter and smiles, spending hours of playtime together.
But being a dad means you will also experience tears and tantrums. You will have to grit your teeth through difficult days and dole out tough life lessons. You will wind up making decisions you know are right but that your kid won’t be happy with. Being a dad ain’t easy! That’s why I have so much respect for the men who really commit to fatherhood and give it their all.
To my husband and all the amazing fathers out there–you rock the Dada role! Where would our kids (and us moms) be without you?
Happy Father’s Day!
It’s all about the journey,