People who know me know I had a horrible father. I am a person who had a father who did me no good in my life. This happens to too many people in the world we live in. This is why it is important for fathers to sacrifice everything for their children. Maybe you are asking yourself what I mean by sacrificing everything for your children.
Too many children grow up in a family without a father. Those who have fathers, many of them are lazy, selfish and abusing. There are just not enough good fathers in our world. Many men are too selfish and they do not give one hundred and ten percent to their children. This is why so many of our teenagers grow up with no true direction in their lives. It is important for fathers to sacrifice everything for their children.
I am not the perfect father. I try my best to be the best father I could possibly be for my children. I pray to God every day and ask Him to help me become a better father. The one thing I have done right was to sacrifice everything for my children. When my son was born six years ago, I decided to stay home with him and take care of him. My wife had the best job, so we decided to work around her schedule. I deliver pizza at night and I am a beer man at baseball and football games. I do everything I can to work my schedule around my children and my wife. I do this because it is important for my children to have their father there to take care of them.
I have made many mistakes as a father. We all do, but I try my best to be the best father I can possibly be. I learned from my childhood how to be a good father. I do everything opposite of what my father did to his children. I love my children with all my heart and we are very close. Like most fathers, I would give my life for my children. I have made sacrifices for my children, but every sacrifice has been worth it.
I never finished college, but my children needed me more than I need college. I will eventually go back to college to finish my degree. I run the family. I drive everybody everywhere because my wife does not drive. I have had to swallow my pride because my wife is the bread winner. I make some bread, but not nearly as much as she does. It no longer matters to me because my family is healthy and happy.
There are many things you cannot do if you are going to be a good father. A good father does not spend all his time with his friends. Your children need you more. You can spend some time with your friends, but your family must come first. If you want to join a bowling league, you should join a family bowling league to include your family. It is very important for a father to share important things with his children. Your children must know you are there. Your children must know they are important. You children must know their father loves them.
Being a father is a beautiful thing. Many people in our country believe you should push your children out into the world once they turn eighteen or make it through college. I have a more conservative and old-fashioned view of this. If my children need a place to live when they are adults, they are always welcome in my house. Many children in our society are pushed out of households and the family pays in the long run. That same child pushes their aging parents into an old folks home when they get too old for them to take care of. They figure, my parents kicked me out, so now it’s my turn.
Our society is a mess because of fathers who did not care enough about their children. Children who do not have the guidance of a good father are more likely to smoke, take drugs, drink and have sex too early. I am not a counselor or an expert, but I can see the things happening in our society. Bad fathers often leave the world bad children. This is why it is important for fathers to sacrifice everything for their children.
Many people wonder why my sister, brother and I turned out decent considering our upbringing. Let me tell you, we all had our problems growing up. I had many thoughts of suicide as a teenager. I was a thief. I hung around the wrong people. My brother had troubled marriages. He picked woman who needed fixing, but he could not fix them. My sister married a cocaine addict. Each of us had our problems. We were all lucky to find a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Jesus saved me in more than one way. He saved me from my sins and he saved my life. I believe without a relationship with Jesus, I would have been a statistic.
I am forty-six years old now. I finally realized God put me on this planet and gave me the most important job. He decided my job was going to be a father. Not a perfect father, but a father nonetheless. During this process of fatherhood, I have made many mistakes. It has all been an on the job training course for me. I decided I needed to ask God to help me through the process of fatherhood and it is working out. I also realized fatherhood comes with a price. A father has to sacrifice everything for his children. Look what God did for all of us. He sacrificed his only Son for all the children of this world.