“A good father is one of the most unsung, un-praised,  unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy  Graham.

“The most important thing a father can do for his  children is to love their mother.” Theodore Hesburgh

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and  let me watch him do it.” Clarence Budington

“Any man can sire children, but it takes loving on-going  commitment to father them.” Geoff Follas

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

A father is respected because he gives his children leadership;  appreciated, because he gives his children care; valued, because he gives his  children time; loved, because he gives his children the one thing they treasure  most – himself.

Looking back over my days of parenting, I have many regrets.  I poured my life into my work and didn’t give my children the time and  attention I should have. If I was doing it again I would have spent more time  with my children doing things they enjoy and chilling out with them.

In spite of all this I am very thankful that I have a close loving  relationship with them and I really enjoy every moment we spend together. It’s  such a blessing and a privilege to be a father.

Make the most of it because life is too short and don’t forget  to pray for you kids every day.

Geoff