What is a father? Well, he’s not a sperm donor, one half of a genetic code, or even some man who once told a woman he loved her.
No, a father is a man you want to call daddy, but sometimes he could be a grandpa, a big brother, a cousin, an uncle, or even a friend.
A father is a man who shows up when you need him most or who makes sacrifices without expecting anything in return.
A father a man who feels pride when he’s sees a difference in a child’s life that he had something to do with. He feels pride when a child achieves something like: catching a ball, reading for the first time, standing up to a bully, making all C’s when he or she was once failing, and learning and knowing the difference between doing what feels good and doing what’s right.
A father is a real man who isn’t afraid to love a child and show he cares. He could be grandpa, daddy, brother, cousin, uncle, or friend.
When someone says the word father, he’s the one you think of first without having any regrets.
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