Today we remember the fathers and father figures in our lives. Despite what we think about when we look back at our dads, they were, along with our mothers, the most important people in our lives while we were growing up. And even if another took his place, we can know that God created our fathers to love us and teach us in order to prepare us to live on our own, and in many ways to live better lives than they did. Most fathers want their children to succeed far beyond anything they themselves could accomplish. It is in the nature of fatherhood.
For some of us, our fathers have passed away and we cannot call them or visit them today; but we still remember all the love they gave and all the hard work they gladly endured so that we could have better lives. My wife and I are grateful that both of our fathers are in heaven, and we’ll see them again one day.
Oftentimes fatherhood is built on a legacy of the fathers who came before. We can be grateful that the love of our fathers was taught to them by their fathers. And even if our dads are the ones who broke a bad cycle of poor parenting, they did so to make sure we would receive the very best love and care in the homes they provided for us.
If your dad is still around, no matter how far geographically, connect with him today and remember how he contributed to the person you have become.
From all of us at Core Technology Solutions, Happy Father’s Day!