To the fathers

To the fathers who walk crying babies at night so mommas can get a little sleep,

To the fathers who are brave enough to change a diaper, change their work schedule, and change their ways for their children,

To the fathers who run alongside kids on bikes without training wheels and shout encouragement along the way,

To the fathers who teach math and science in the evenings and who teach life more by their actions than their words,

To the fathers who show their boys how to treat women with respect by doing the same for their wives,

To the fathers who show their little girls how precious and beautiful they are and that they are worth waiting for,

To the fathers who protect and fight for and provide for their families, 

To the fathers who pray for their children, who take them to church, who read the Bible in front of them,

To the fathers who are faithful to their children’s mother and treat her like a lady,

To the fathers who offer grace when their kids mess up,

To the fathers who make mistakes, fall down even, ask for forgiveness, and pray to be more like Jesus every day,

To the fathers who love and care for other men’s children like their own,

To the fathers who become grandfathers, stooped and aging, yet still standing tall in spirit, 

To the fathers.  We need you to be strong.  We need you to be men.  We need you to show us God the Father.

On this Father’s Day, I pray God’s blessings.  

Grace, mercy and peace to all of you from God the Father and from His Son, Jesus Christ.

Bill and Gramps dad with family2 elyse, ethan, celeste, dad gramps and ethan~ story tellin' gramps and travis three men

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