I was traveling when this post was first published by my friend Sean, so I didn’t get the chance to share it with all of you. Yes, the Father’s Day holiday has passed, but the sentiments should remain the same every day. We should encourage and participate in teaching, nurturing, training, uplifting, holding accountable, supporting, respecting, honoring, and celebrating men and fathers. Please join me in reading (and sharing with others) Sean’s Thought of the Day.
~ Natasha L. Foreman
Sean’s Father’s Day Thought: Men
A Father is a man who will teach his son how to stand for something worth standing for, defend something worth defending and love (completely) someone worth loving. He will teach him to respect first his mother(s), grandmother(s) and sister(s) so that he will know how to treat and respect his wife (or husband if that is his preference) when he has the honor of having one. He will teach his son to speak with honor, pride and to carry the family name with dignity so it can be passed on with pride.
A Father is a man who will teach his daughter how to be strong when no one else has strength, how to believe when all faith seems lost and how to love and be loved in the way she deserves. He will teach her that her body is a temple not to be displayed for the world to see but to be respected for those worthy of it. He will teach her the type of man she deserves to have instead of the type of man she has to settle for. He shows her how a man should love and respect her by the way he loves and respects her mother because he is a MAN. Not everyone can be a father!
Don’t say AMEN yet!
Many fathers are not allowed to be in their children’s lives because of petty BS between the mother and father. This Father’s Day my thought is for all the parents who spend more time degrading the man (and woman) that they share a child with instead of speaking kindly or holding their tongue. Every time we speak ill of the Father or Mother of our children in front of, around or directly to our children we are diminishing the child’s self-worth. Remember a child is the COMBINATION of their parent’s not just one. So when women call their babies daddy a worthless piece of sh*t remember the child(ren) are also being called that too. When a man calls the mother of his child(ren) a stupid whore and b**ch then he is also saying [that] about his children.
This Father’s Day let us take time to thank the men who teach the boys how to be men and the girls what a real man is through their actions and not just their words. Happy Father’s Day to all the men who try their damndest to be a part of their children’s lives at all cost. This Father’s Day take the time to check how well we are all doing as parents. Just a thought my friends!