Maybe it all started when that first dad to be somehow found himself in the delivery room. Did he take a wrong turn? Did he mean to be there, actually witnessing the birth of his child? Who knows, but he began a daddy take charge movement like no other.
I know our fathers loved us. And I know our grandfathers loved their kids as well. These strong men took care of their families, providing support, discipline (just wait until your father gets home!), and quiet love. They taught us to ride bikes and drive cars. My dad even cooked meals, drove carpool and often found himself raising two girls as a somewhat single parent, due to my mother often being ill. Yes, the fathers of history definitely loved their children.
But today's men aren't afraid to kiss and hug their kids, even the boys. They say "I love you" and they mean it. They tear up at day care Christmas pageants and t-ball games. They take days off from the office to be with their families. They have their priorities straight. And that has got to have a positive effect on the young men we are raising. The "new generation" dads will only get stronger as our boys grow into the men they are to become. Yes, I am very proud of my husband for knowing his father loved him but for wanting to find a more concrete way to show that love to his sons.
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