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He is strong enough to carry all the grocery bags in one trip.
He is attentive enough to listen, as his wife’s tears fall.
He is selfless and gives of himself from sunup to sundown.
His sensitive soul marvels at his three-year-old daughter’s joyful giggle.
His arms are always a secure place for his son to come for a genuine bear hug.
His home is safe – a place of joy, pain, growth, and peace.
He protects and defends his family from threats, both from outside and from within.
He is humble enough to say “I’m sorry.”
He is confident enough in his identity to watch his adult children leave home.
He provides for his wife, so she can nurture a beautiful home.
He is vulnerable enough to expose his inner wounds to healing for his own sake and for his family.
He lovingly carries the burdens of the world, so that his wife and children may flourish.
You have seen him and you probably know him personally. He probably would never see himself in these lines, but you do. He is a husband. He is a father. He is a grandfather.
Although they will never look the same, every father who knows and is confident in his worth demonstrates all these attributes. However, we live in a world where fatherhood is being undervalued. Our society is continually attempting to diminish the importance of men and in the worst case scenarios, claim their fatherhood isn’t necessary at all.
Our world only has to listen to realize the truth – to listen to those who know on an intimate level fathers who live out their masculinity in ways that are true, good and beautiful. Every child who is raised by a father like the one described in turn will also know his or her worth. They will feel safe, secure, and free to grow as their own unique person, having had an incredible model. Every woman who has been tenderly led and loved by a man like this, will be free to be herself. She will be free to join the workforce if she so desires or work in the home, surrounded by her children. She will know that she is safe, secure, and loved for who she is, not for how she performs or what she does.
As Father’s Day approaches, we at Rooted for Good have a message for all of you fathers, grandfathers, husbands, fathers-to-be. We see you! Your leadership is desired! Most importantly, your families love and respect you!
Those who devalue you do so because they are hurting from a lack of being fathered by their own fathers.
Your fatherhood is a holy, pious, and honorable reality that is far from unimportant. It brings healing.
THANK YOU for everything you do for your families, not just on Father’s Day, but always!
Growing and learning together,
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