- Steve Jobs, via Derek Sivers, via Basecamp
My wife and these little people gave me the gift of being a dad.
Being a dad is awesome. It’s the most exhilarating, most exhausting, most rewarding privilege I’ve ever been given. It’s one of the things that exposes my greatest weaknesses and some of my greatest strengths. What a privilege to be able to shape the course of someone’s life. To have the opportunity to show a small part of the love that God the Father has for us to someone else. To show a glimpse of His compassion, His leadership, His care and concern for the smallest of details. That’s the charge, that’s the commission of every dad. It’s the responsibility we all wake up with in the morning. That no matter how wonderfully we succeeded or miserably we failed yesterday; today is a new day. Today is a day to help them forget all the lies and remember all the truth of who God made each and every one of them to be. Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. Fatherhood is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. In a metaphoric sense, it’s a race whose success is thankfully not only measured in snippets of time and small moments but in its entirety as a whole. Here’s to all the dads who’ve joined the race.