I don’t have kids, but I AM the favorite aunt to my nieces and nephew. And lucky for me, they’ve been busy adding children and spouses to our family. So guess what? A new baby just arrived! She is so beautiful.
The daddy of our new baby girl is taking time off from work. So for two whole weeks, they just get to be family together, without the long hours that usually keep Daddy away.
Thinking about this earlier today led me to thinking about all the young fathers in my family. I admire them, and am moved deeply by their determination – in thought, word and deed – to be the fathers their kids need. They are NOTHING like the distorted images of fathers presented to us in pop culture.
Oh sure, they make mistakes, a few stumbles. But their father’s heart keeps them showing up in the face of failure mocking them, trying to convince them to retreat from their family’s life.
The young fathers in my family are present. They are strong. They protect and provide. And no matter how hard it gets, they don’t give up.
I’M NOT WAITING FOR FATHERS DAY
Today, while today is still today, I am honoring the dads in my family, as well as all those dads who are present and not giving up, by sharing this video. It is of a song I wrote called Daddy’s Arms. I co-wrote it with Donna McAfee, the singer with the amazing voice singing our song.
Fathers – YOU are so important. Thank you for being there, for showing up and not giving up. THANK YOU.
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Carla Porter writes, sings, designs architectural interiors and loves God, all in Los Angeles, California.
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