Sometimes I sit back and look at certain men and think, “who the hell told you that it would be a good idea for you to father not only one child but several!
Your commitment level is below mediocre, and your ability to feel and share love is an embarrassment. Their idea of solving a problem with their children is walking away from it. But what they fail to see is Real Men Don’t Leave. They stick around through the good, bad, and ugly! When you’re a father, that’s your title for LIFE.
Most of the time anymore, I’m a big ball of mush…
I don’t know If it’s because I’m getting older or because my kids are getting older. Maybe a little bit of both. It doesn’t really matter what it was to trigger the emotion, but what does matter is I no longer take the little things for granted. By little, I mean HUGE. My husband’s love and loyalty is something I never had to beg or long for; it’s always been there.
But the thing that makes me take a step back and take a long hard look at this man is when I see him with his kids. Also, when I hear horror stories from other women. I cringe when I think of all the heartache that men bring to their significant other and their children.
It’s one thing to break a women’s heart, but to break your kid’s heart is downright horrific!
Now that my kids are older, they can appreciate what a good man their father is.
The other day I was washing dishes and cooking dinner with my son, and out of nowhere, he said, “I’m so glad that dad doesn’t like to party or go to bars and hang out with friends.” I was shocked, I took a quick peek at him, and I could feel that he meant that with his entire soul.
Our son sees that it’s okay to disagree. Just be man enough to talk through it and move on. He knows that his dad’s love doesn’t waver. It’s strong and unmovable.
When we sit down to watch T.V., one of our girls is either touching his arm or resting on him. His presence is needed and wanted. Because of him, they have standards and know what they want out of a future partner. NONNEGOTIABLES are present, and I must say well thought out. (Totally doable.. like I said in Build A Man ~Perfect For Me~, a perfect man doesn’t exist).
They have all had the luxury to see that dad is their coach, cheerleader, personal trainer, tutor, and comic relief. But above all, they know that only death will keep him from them.
They recognize, respect, and love the fact, their father is a real man.
And because of him, they know that Real Men Don’t Leave!
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