A Father Leads

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He follows him up the steps and through the overgrown path. Jake follows his dad. That is how it is meant to be. The Dad leads the child and the child follows his every motion. As he follows him Aaron is fading from this photo and all that one can see is Jake. The Dad leads until one day all that is left is a grown child that now knows where to go and how to lead on his own.

There are so many wandering aimlessly throughout this earth. They had no one to follow and so they do not know where to go, how to live and definitely have no idea how to lead.

Then there are so many more who have been lead by a good strong father or father figure who gives them compassion, love, kindness, guidance, strength, work ethic and confidence. Without these valuable personality traits one will struggle in this life.

A father teaches different than a mother. There are many lessons to be learned, times to be loved and knowledge to be given to our children. Much will become of the child that knows a father’s love. Much will be given from the child that has known a mother’s love. Give your child an enduring future of love, happiness and goodness by loving them only the way you know how.

Lead your child so that he may follow and one day he will have the strength and love to lead his own children.

Copyright 2011 Lori Hadorn Disselkamp

 

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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