an overflow of everything. At the best
of times we just had enough to get by.
Yet I believe and I am grateful that I had the best growing up.
on many exemplary lessons I have learnt from my own father.
no means perfect yet he showed my siblings and me
how to love unselfishly by being a man of integrity and worth.
Father worked hard, still does; a man who
supports his family financially, ensuring that he supplies their needs as best
always felt safe with our Dad. Like a safety net, he
would never allow anyone to hurt his girls.
with us (because we loved eating out of his plate) and he had time to make us
laugh and to this day, help with cleaning up after eating.
our school work and check up on our homework.
Father never slacked in disciplining us.
were never bribed with expensive gifts to
be what we already were. It was expected of us to be respectable young ladies
and we were expected to excel academically.
anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
never saw him order his wife and kids around.
He was part of the family and taught us by actions how to serve
one another with love and thanksgiving.
was so attractive to us that we all looked forward to one day being spouses
critical lesson I learnt while growing up is,
because you’re a Father gives you no right to enforce values and discipline
that you don’t value or portray.
never had reason to question because he led by example.
Father showed us that it is ok when we sometimes fail. Although we always tried our best, when we
made mistakes, we were confident enough to be honest with him because he would
not bite our heads off or beat us half dead.
learn though their own experiences.
Father allowed us to be individuals, he never expected us to live his dreams
that he never accomplished. We were allowed to be
so that they don’t loose heart.
financially for his kids. A father is
actively involved in his kid’s life, ensuring that he loves them and guides
them through this life.
actions. Not a dictator who doesn’t live
what he preaches.
step of his child’s life. Not one who is
a spectator from afar and makes his kids feel abandoned and unloved.
to them in a manner in which is acceptable and honorable.
has disappointed him, he still keeps calm and portrays the qualities of His own
Father when he disciplines them
knowledge. And he who has a cool spirit
is a man of understanding.
by their Father’s, or have none, remember it is no fault of yours.
Fatherless. He can only be your Father if you are His child.
Abrahams is a Ministry Wife, an International Speaker and a Life Coach. She is
the author of “Get
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