On Monday we will we celebrate a national hero, Martin Luther King Junior. But a person doesn’t have to be famous or a cartoon character to be a hero.
Our homes also contain some unsung heroes…dads.
Recently we were dealing with frozen pipes. (What a pain!) A plumber and his young apprentice (his eight-year-old son) arrived to help us out. At one point it appeared as if the problem was resolved. I was so excited, “I think your dad got the water working!”
Not missing a beat the boy said, “My dad…he can fix anything.”
Dad, you are your son and daughter’s hero.
Rather than letting our husbands be an unsung hero -wives, let’s sing our guy’s praises. We have a choice to build up or tear down. We have a choice to use our words to wound or bless. We, moms, are the filter through which our children see their dad. (YIKES…I know I can do better!)
Kids look to dads for direction. They want and need a strong man to point them and show them the way to go.
Dad…you are your child’s hero. Resolve to live an honorable life.
And women… let’s celebrate our men. We don’t need a national holiday to do it! Resolve to start today.
Have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
What heroic acts have your children witnessed?
By Lori Wildenberg
Wife to Tom, mom to four
Co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting