Fathers: Don’t Lose Heart...
Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”More resources from Family First.
The same is true for a good father. When he feels fear about meeting monthly bills, or his child possibly doing drugs, or paying for college, or a marriage that seems dead, he digs deep and determines to do the right think and stick it out. He keeps his marital vows. He keeps his word to his kids. He leads a life of self-sacrifice so his children may live better than he.
It is said of old men that they plant the acorns of trees they will never sit under. In the same way, your courage will allow generations of your family to flourish that you will never see.
You matter more than you imagine. Don’t lose heart.