“Any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a dad.”
– Author Unknown
“There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.” – Author Unknown
“It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home. It’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.” – Margaret Truman
A Haiku for Dad
Protector, strong, role model
“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” – Reed Markham
Dads epitomize love as a verb. Teaching patience and strength, they love through their actions. They show their children how to be independent, how to survive on their own and how to be self-sufficient. They help us laugh at ourselves, teach us not to take ourselves so seriously and that farting is a part of life. They let us make our own mistakes and are there to take us to the hospital or bail us out of jail. They love fiercely, hug tightly and defend against the world’s evils. They tickle and act like jungle gyms and flying machines. They’re best friends and confidants, role models and confidence boosters. They make sacrifices that their children will only understand once they’re parents themselves. Dads are real-life action heroes.
“Dad gave everything he had to everything he did.
He expected the same from me. One day, he was pitching the baseball to me. He got frustrated because I wasn’t hitting the ball like he knew I could.
‘Swing like you mean it,’ he said.
Well, on his next pitch, I did just that. The ball rocketed right back at him, hit him on his shin, and knocked his feet right out from under him.
As he got up, he looked at me and said, ‘Now, that’s what I’m talking about.'” – George Krueger
What special memory do you have with your dad, or the father of your kids? Share it in the comments!