To A Great Dad!

“Do you feel like you are doing a good job as a parent?”

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God works in mysterious ways, they say that Gods makes all things work for the good of those who love him.  I met a man through work many years ago, they called him “Big Daddy”.  He was witty, charming and with such an amazing sense of humor, he could even make the most serious boring person have tears running down their face from laughing so hard.  He inspired confianza, and had that elegant well-mannered southern way about him, he was a hard worker and so we became good friends. Through time we opened up to one another and spoke about the different kinds of relationships we had had through out our life.

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One day he told me a story about his life that affected him in a big way. He went on to tell me that when he was a young child he couldn’t read.  His parents hired different tutors and took him to different doctors.  His father being a Doctor himself couldn’t understand why he couldn’t read and told him that he was just dumb and would never amount to anything. He felt so badly but worst of all he believed it.

Through the years they found out that he was dyslexic and was able to handle the disability however, those mean words had taken root inside of him.  He struggled to believe in himself for a long time but life has a way of rewarding those who are faithful to God.  He is doing incredibly well, has his own company and helps many people affirming them with constructive words every day.

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Many years went by, he got married and had a son. I have to say I’ve never seen a dad take so much time to spend with his son.  If he went for a run he would bundle his baby up and take him in the stroller. If he watched a game on TV, he would explain the game to him.  When his son was in high school and started playing football, there wasn’t one game he didn’t assist.  And oh my gosh he is so hilarious he would cheer for his son’s team better than any cheer leader I’ve ever seen and he would get the whole crowd going.

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My friend learned that there is power in words, so he speaks words of encouragement to his son all the time.  Although he is stern with his son he does it with a lot of love.  When he makes a mistake he apologizes for it.  They have a great father son relationship, a beautiful bond based on love, trust and respect.

I am so proud of the father that he has become and I am so incredibly glad that from all the men in the world “Big Daddy” is the father of my son.  I couldn’t ask for a more straight forward, sincere, honest, trustworthy, reliable, God fearing man than him. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for giving me the most wonderful son in the world and for being such a good influence in our sons life.

Big Daddy, I know you were worried about being a good father, but today I want to tell you without a shadow a doubt that you are #doingood.  You really are an incredible Dad.

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I Thank God for YOU!   HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!!

Linda Ponder

Author: Linda Ponder

Proud Mom, Bilingual Blogger, Influencer, Founder @ponderela . Social Good is my passion mentoring children. Singing is one of my fun hobbies and passions!