Being a father is an awesome and humbling experience. There is no other joy, like the joy of nurturing and loving one’s own sweet children. What makes my experience of fatherhood even more meaningful, is that I was given a great father as well. What I am and do today has been directly impacted by my Dad. He is not perfect, but he is a great man. My Dad modeled for me in my formative years, what a faithful husband and father should be like. He was hardworking and always honest. He cared for people and taught me that generosity was to be a common practice. He showed me what it meant to have a good name in one’s community. My Dad became a follower of Jesus when I was 12, but as I look back I can see how the Lord has been molding and shaping him. Dad has modeled genuine Christian love and faithfulness to the Lord and His church. He has made a few mistakes along the way and experienced deep hurts, but even through such times, he was and still is teaching me. He has taught me how to get back up when I fall. He has taught me how to keep loving and keep caring when others disappoint and desert me. He has taught me how to care for my family and put them only second to Jesus. He has taught me to be a man and to be proper with my masculinity. He has shown me the value of a consistent life and that real success is not found in one’s career, possessions, or popularity. Real success is found in the eyes of the Lord. Yes, I fully believe I would not be the husband, father, and man I am today without my Dad and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you Dad for being the man, I so desperately needed you to be. I love you Dad and Happy Father’s Day.