Updated: Aug 20
There is nothing like the voice of a father. He has the awesome task of protecting, establishing/confirming identity, and providing stability to their children. In a world where there is so much noise, the voice of a father is a voice of reason and calm.
A father, when listened to, provides wisdom and life lessons that one may never learn from a book because they have seen so many people live in the foolishness of the world around them.
Fathers are a sounding board; a source of validation and approval. Fathers are able to give a child his or her footing in life long before the child has learned how to use their feet.
Now, if you're reading this and you're feeling like you haven't been able to "be" any of these, allow me to encourage you! FATHER, ARISE! As long as there is breath in your body, you still have the chance to BECOME. Be encouraged! We need you!
Finally, to the men out there that will read this blog, or to the women that will shoot this piece over to the men closest to them, THANK YOU! Thank you for being the shoulders we are able to stand on that we may be able to see beyond right now. Thank you for all that you have endured and have overcome so that we can run further, faster.
"We see further when we stand on the shoulders of giants."
Happy Fathers Day
With love, Monique Darden