Celebrate Your Dad
June 17, 2018
Southern Torch (3535 articles)

Celebrate Your Dad

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com

Father’s Day has always been a day to celebrate fathers or the father figures in your life. As we glide through this story we call life, the effect of the men who raised us becomes more evident as you grow older.

While modern television mostly portrays fathers as dimwitted deadbeats, for me, I know that my Dad is anything but that. He perfectly portrays the best qualities that come to mind when you think about what makes up a godly father.

He is faithful. He loves others. He is a mentor. He’s a hard worker. He leads by example.

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

From watching me roll my eyes while trying to teach me how to change a tire to… watching me roll my eyes while trying to teach me how to change a wiper blade (we’ve had to have a lot of car-related lessons), my dad was patient with me even when I had a less-than-stellar attitude.

Over the course of my life, my dad has shown great work ethic when it comes to providing for my family. He’s worked hard, stayed late, and still rushed home to go with me to see a good movie. I knew he was tired but he still took the time for me. It’s a lesson that I know I will have to use if I have children of my own to parent.

He has taught me so many things over the years of my life and though I have to overlook some seriously bad dad jokes from time to time, I know that my dad has the best interest for not only me, but my sister as well.

As you wake up on Sunday morning and if you still have a dad to thank, get up and let him know that you really appreciate him. I’m personally not the best with getting deep about any sort of feelings, but the least I can do is say thank you on this special day. Happy Father’s Day!

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