By Robin Steinweg
Funny, sense of humor
God-fearing (not scared, but awed)
Growing in Christ-likeness
If you’re not the best of dads yet, take heart. You can learn! These traits can be encouraged by the women in a dad’s life, too. My dad might not have thought of driving home a few hundred miles just to attend a concert or recital one of us was in, but Mom thought of it and told him it was important. Know what? It didn’t bother us that it wasn’t his idea—the important thing is, he did it. He was there.
Though Dad was away and then had lots to do around the house when he was home, when he spent time with us he threw himself into it whole-heartedly. Eye contact. No distractions. He made it seem like there wasn’t another person on earth, nor anything else more worth his time than us.
Be there. Happy Daddying!