Fathers Day is Sunday. And as I was finishing up my thoughts on this Sunday’s lesson on being a father, it got me to thinking… “When I’m gone, what do I want my children to remember about me?” Here are a few things I hope and pray my children will remember …
- Dad was not perfect: Lesson – It’s okay to fail.
- Dad was willing to play with us: Lesson – It’s okay to have fun.
- Dad was in love with mom: Lesson – Relationships aren’t disposable.
- Dad loved God: Lesson – God should be number one in my life.
- Dad told me a million times he loved me: Lesson – It’s okay to communicate love.
- Dad put his foot down when he needed to: Lesson – Rules are necessary.
- Dad spent time with me: Lesson – Nothing communicates love more than time.
- Dad was a good role model: Lesson – Practice what you preach.
- Dad was a good listener: Lesson – Put others before yourself.
- Dad was always willing to say he was sorry: Lesson – Ask and give forgiveness.
Don’t forget to honor your dad. Here are a few links and posts on Fathers.
- Someone Shot their Pa
- How to be a Better Dad
- It Takes More Than Sperm to be a Dad
- How to be an Unforgettable Father
- Healthy Families and Healthy Dads
So, what do you want your children to remember about you?