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1st Father's Day

This was my first Father's Day as an actual father! Prestin is a little over 3 months old now, so we're starting to be more adventurous and taking him out to different restaurants and so far he's been awesome! I'm thankful that I have a great son, a great wife and a great family (on both sides) to support us!

When I pause to reflect on things, I can't imagine a father not wanting to be involved with his son or daughter. It doesn't make sense to me, and yet SO many people do it. Absent fathers and absent mothers just don't make any sense. My son has grown so much these past 3 months and I can't imagine not being a part of it. The math part in me wants to survey absentee parents and try to get to an understanding of why they behave the way that they do.

Then the other part in me kicks in and realizes that MY understanding of THEIR behavior won't change them! I can do case study after case study but I don't really see the benefit of understanding that behavior. Every year I've taught students with absent or indifferent parents and the emotional/social gaps are obvious!

I'm fortunate that I had an uncle teach me about manhood, and if it wasn't for him, I don't know where I would be. But how many of our students have someone to stand in the gap for them? ESPECIALLY, a male...?!

We really should appreciate our fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, mentors, pastors and other male leaders! Getting deodorant, after-shave kits and toolbox sets aren't enough! Really take the time to thank them for being involved! We wouldn't be who we are without them.



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