Sunday, June 16, 2013

Jumping Tandem Sunday ~ Fathers, Take Care of Your Sons and Daughters



"One of the things that saddens me the most about my people is fathers that don't take care of their sons and daughters. And you can't blame that on The Man or getting frisked. Take responsibility. Look in the mirror and say, 'What can I do better?' There is opportunity; you can make it. Whatever it is that you choose, be the best at it. You have an African-American president. You can do it. But take responsibility. Put your slippers way under your bed so when you get up in the morning, you have to get on your knees to find them. And while you're down there, start your day with prayer. Ask for wisdom. Ask for understanding. I'm not telling you what religion to be, but work on your spirit. You know, mind, body, and spirit. Imagine—work the brain muscle. Keep the body in tune—it's your temple. All things in moderation. Continue to search. That's the best part of life for me—continue to try to be the best man." - Denzel Washington in GQ

In our society, I feel that we underestimate the importance of a good father in our children's lives. When I hear our son's friends comment how lucky Marcus is for having a dad, my heart does break. These are grown men that still feel a hole that hasn't been filled. I can't count the times when my husband has gone to sports events to cheer on other people's sons, listened to them when they needed someone to or given advice when asked. Many even refer to him as Dad.

So on this Father's Day, I thank all the good men in our lives. Happy Father's Day!

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