Fathers’ Day

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. – James E. Faust

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund FreudWhen a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. –  William Shakespeare

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. –Pope John XXIII

 It is much easier to become a father than to be one. ~Kent Nerburn

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.  – Dawn French

A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father. – Frank Abagnale

 Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. – Victor Hugo

And from Brian Andreas:

One Response to Fathers’ Day

  1. JC says:

    A great friend died last year. When I first met him he had just employed a 16 year old Maori girl and John had a sign just above her head on the wall behind her desk..

    “Ïf you are getting bored here, leave now while you still know everything!”

    When I ran into her at the funeral she told me that she left after 3 years and got called into John’s office on her last day and he told her in his usual grumpy fashion..

    “No 1, you will not get pregnant before you are married
    No 2, you will not get married till you are 28”

    He had other points that he made and this young lady, now heading a financial dept in one of our regional Govt offices gave a grin and said “You know, thats exactly what happened!”

    Fatherhood takes many forms 🙂



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