The other day the Dad Blogger Group had me do an AMA (Ask Me Anything). All of the questions were awesome. But there were a few that I wanted to share the questions, as well as my answers for you all.
Q:”Do you think you are a better dad than your father?”
A:”I like this question! Even for as tough as it is to truly answer. In no way, shape, or form do I think that I am a better Dad than my father was to me. My dad did the best he could raising for boys, and being a foster parent to other children. He made time for all of us as a family, and for each of us individually. He showed me what it meant to be strong, that it is okay for men to cry, and how to love endlessly and ceaselessly. All of that being said, I will say that I am a different father than my dad was to me. But only in the ways that I have to be a different father because of my children and the way that they are.”
Dad’s out there. Think about this question. Think about how you would answer it. Then, and this is the part that may suck, think about how your son’s may answer this some day.
I am not going to lie, my dad was and is an amazing father and role model. He has been there to pick me up, and to knock me down when either were needed. I strive, in all things, to reflect what he has taught me in my actions as a father, husband, employee, brother, friend, and person. It is because of the time that he made for each child, and us as a family, and the sacrifices that he made, that inspire my brothers and I.
I truly cannot thank my dad enough for being the most amazing dad. So, I work my butt off to try to be half as awesome in hopes that my children will know my dad’s greatness, through me.