“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Sigmund Freud.
People have different purposes in our lives. They are there to help us grow, provide support or to share experiences with. However, it seems to be that our family is what leaves the most impactful impression on our lives. Our mothers are the caring nurturers, the hearts of the home. They help kiss the wounds and provide emotional comfort to us when we need it. Our father’s, however, often play a different role in our lives. So how would you describe a father?
Provider – Fathers are often the provider of the home. There are many ways fathers are able to provide for the family: they often are the ones that bring home the money, they provide the stability in the family, and they see to any needs the family may have. They are the handyman of the family, making sure everything is working and building or fixing anything that is not.
Protector – Children and spouses often look to the father for protection. They chase away are the monsters that hide underneath kids beds or in their closets. They are the ones that check the house in the middle of the night after hearing a strange noise. They are the ones people go to when they are in trouble and need someone to stick up for them. Fathers are the security for the family.
Strength – Mothers might be the ones to kiss away all the boo-boos, but fathers are the ones that encourage us to keep going despite them. They help provide strength and support when we are faced with difficult challenges. They also tend to be the ones that enforce the rules, providing a structure within the family. They hold the house up.
Fathers are the head of the home. We often look to them for guidance and for solutions. They are the ones we call when we are stuck on the road with a flat tire or need to be picked up from somewhere late at night. They also are the ones to help teach us responsibility, work-ethic and determining what is right from wrong. Our fathers play a big role in our lives. The dedicate countless hours towards their family, making sure the needs of the family are met. That is why we want to thank every father out there. Thank you for all the hard work you do for your family. Happy Father’s Day!
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
For all you children out there, young and old, what have you done to show your father how much you love and appreciate him? Send him something nice this Father’s Day.
by Ashleigh Cue