The prerequisites of fatherhood are so much more
Than the performance of a simple biological function.
It is more than being the breadwinner,
More than carving the Thanksgiving turkey.
When a father holds his newborn for the first time,
Ageless emotions are realized.
Fear of failure is unfounded; instinctively one knows what is needed.
To always be there is not enough.
The child and his welfare should always be on his mind.
The challenge is to succeed where you feel your father has failed.
A father never forgets his childhood, nor should he hinder his child’s.
Let him be a kid, to grow and learn at his own pace.
No matter the obstacles, the setbacks, the futility,
Love is the key.
Learn to love and child rearing is easy.
One cannot learn to be a father
It must be experienced
It cannot be taught
It must be lived.
The only reward necessary is when I walk in
After a long day’s frustrations and your child runs to
Hug you and says
“I love you daddy”
Truly the ultimate reward