Sunday, June 7, 2009


D.A.D. - Dads And Daughters

I am a very blessed man. When I think about my life and those things that are important to me, there is no other explanation - I am blessed!

One of those blessings, that God saw fit to give me, is a daughter. I have four kids, the first three being sons, for which I am most thankful, and the last one a little girl. My quiver was full.

There is something special about having a daughter. With sons, you get to do certain things and treat them a little different than the way you react to your little girl. With a little lady in your life, as a Dad, you take on a different role.

With sons, you are responsible for training them to grow up and be responsible men, husbands and dads - dedicated to the care of their families - showing them how to submit to God and then lead in a God would direct.

With the daughter, what you model is a little different. You want her to see, as she grows up, what the man of the house should be like. You want her to experience, through observation, the marriage relationship and the proper way for a man to treat a lady. You want her to grow up with a set of principles that she will hold any guy that comes along up against. You want her to never "settle" and always demand the best and most from her man. You want her to be confident in who she is and to know the feeling and meaning of real love.

With all of this to get across, you have a very short time to get it done. The time is gone before you realize and the test is there to see if you did your job the way you intended.

My daughter, Anne, has now been married for five years to Mark, a great man; is a mother and has #2 on the way. I have to say, I did a really good job, based on the results. Seriously, I thank God for making up where I fell short.
To the dads out there, do you know what I mean? If you have a daughter, be an example for her to measure young men against. Do not be afraid to set the bar high, she will thank you later.

1 comment:

  1. I love this picture of you and Anne. :D Very precious