It's all about heart for dads

June 15, 2014 

Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. Innocent eyes perceive Dad as the all-powerful super-hero; the most knowledgeable, truly affectionate and the most -- aside from Mom -- important person in the family.

For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore. For sons, their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. He willingly dons a Tinkerbell backpack as he gently holds his little girl's hand and learns what she did in kindergarten.

Fathers have broad shoulders, the temperament of a saint; they boast of "no fears."

A father is self-sacrificing, a provider, full of wisdom and honest advice. He has a spine made of steel and carries a worn-out wallet once full of money; now full of pictures. He's a protector with arms for lots of children to fill.

The true measure of a father is not determined by his salary or by the automobile he drives. His value cannot be judged by the latest gadget found in his pocket or the number of memberships he maintains, nor by his physique and the size of his muscles. Rather, a father's true measure is revealed in the simple yet invaluable gestures of love toward his wife, children and community. In other words, a real father is measured by the size of his heart.

Angela Michael

Highland

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