Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fathers Are Special

Happy Father's Day
to fathers everywhere, especially to our Google Blog Fathers.
May today bring you much happiness and love!

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To become a father is not difficult, but to be a father is.

A father is…

- a person who is forced to endure childbirth without an anesthetic

- neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there

- someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow

- a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be

- a banker provided by nature

- not someone to lean on, but someone who makes leaning unnecessary

- makes his baby girl into a little woman

- someone who carries pictures where his money used to be

- a thing that growls when he feels good and laughs out loud when he is scared half to death

Really Great Fathers. . .

- make bets with insurance companies about who'll live the longest.

- learn a lot from children about coping with life.

- are men who give daughters away to other men who aren't nearly good enough, so that they can have children that are smarter than anybody's.

And, while mothers cry where it shows, fathers stand and beam -- outside – and die inside.

3 comments:

Kay said...

That last paragraph really hit home, Leona, really, really hit home. That's exactly my husband. He really had a hard time giving up his baby girl to a man he felt was not good enough but then knew that nobody would be. And now he thinks his granddaughter is heaven's most beautiful angel.

Lin said...

lovely sentiments that could relate to all men who want to better fathers and hold our world together.

mom/caryn said...

There is so much wisdom packed into this little grouping of thoughts. And there is much to relate to with a wistful sigh...

Good stuff.