I think about Moses and Abraham and laugh at the marvel of their accomplishment of fatherhood. I have five children and it is the greatest gift I could imagine but it is also the hardest job. Could you imagine if Moses and Abraham had to deal with their children having Fortnight or cell phones? Could you imagine if Moses and Abraham had to deal with their children having to deal with cyber bullies and gangs? We live in an interesting age as parents. How do we support our children? The answer has not changed from when Moses and Abraham were fathers; love.
I believe that the most powerful resource we have, as fathers, to help our children through their challenges is love. I look at the work I have done to model hard work, dedication to school and passion and support for my spouse. As I reflect upon my children I often wonder if my modeling has helped. Then I look at the modeling my parents did for me. I realize that when this modeling comes from a place of love it plants a seed which will grow in my children throughout their lives.
My parents provided an incredible amount of love for me. They were there in so many difficult times with unconditional love, regardless of the challenges I faced. It was this unconditional love that I have drawn upon more than any other resource they offered. It is my hope that my children find this same kind of unconditional love from me as I found in my parents. All children deserve this gift. It is this unconditional love and support that will help them to grow into strong and prosperous individuals.