Everyone has a father. It's easy to be father. A father doesn't have to show up to anything. A father doesn't have to know his child, doesn't have to support him. Anyone can be a father
But it takes a real man to be a daddy.
Daddy. The word a little boy cries out for in the middle of the night.
The man whose hand that same little boy slips his own hand into as they walk down the street.
Daddy. A man who chases after his son and when he catches him, nails him to the ground to tickle him until tears are streaming from his eyes.
The man who sits on the floor and for hours pulls a toy train round and round a circle because his son said, "Play trains with me, Daddy?"
Daddy. The man who pulls his baby into his lap and reads him one more bedtime story and sings him one more song.
Daddy. The man who teaches his sons what it means to be a real man. To lead his family by example. To seek after Christ with everything he has. To act with integrity at all times. The man who loves his family unconditionally and completely selflessly. Who serves not just his family, the his community, and the God who he so loves.
Not everyone can be a daddy. It takes a lot. Sleepless nights. Long days. Inmeasurable patience and total sacrifice. A daddy is someone you should hold on to. Don't ever let go because they are a real treasure.
I am so glad that my boys have a Daddy. And I continue to look forward to seeing him grow as a Daddy and every day be more like the man he was created to be. Happy Father's Day to an amazing Daddy, Brad!