I figured this would be fitting considering the fact Fathers Day was a few short weeks ago. This week in class was rewarding because it reminded me of a lot of things that I have already known for a really long time. One of those things was the fact that the role of Fathers is being diminished today. It seems like society is progressively gaining a worse and worse view of the importance of Fathers. This is inherently obvious on TV and Movies being released today. I can think of multiple TV shows and movies that show a Father that is incapable and unable to accomplish what he needs to accomplish in the role of being a Father. They are put down and looked upon poorly by the society around us today. The second thing I learned from class today was how wrong this is and how important Fathers really are. They play a critical role in the family and they are here to provide and protect their families. It seems like the view that society has is inherently wrong and incorrect when it comes to how they should review the role of a Father.
I have been blessed throughout my life with a Father that destroys any typical stereotype that is rampant in society today. He is hard working and caring and has guided me in more ways than I will ever be able to describe. He has taught me how to be a better man and overall has guided me through some of the more difficult trials of my life. It is funny because going through High School I wasn’t always willing to listen to what he had to say. My parents would give me advice and I would generally brush it off because I figured I knew what I was doing. However as I began my mission I realized what great advice my parents would have. Especially my Father because he had served a mission himself and had experienced a lot of the same things that I was experiencing at the time. My father has been a great example to me on how I should raise my own kids someday. I know that if I follow the example that he set for me that I will be able to be a great father like he has been.
The next thing I wanted to discuss was my Grandfathers because of what a great job they did raising my parents. I know this post is directed towards Fathers but I think it is important to note my Mother as well. She has had just as big a part in my life as my Father has had and I know a lot of that can be explained due to the fact that she had a wonderful Father in her life. He is just as large a part of my life has my own Father has been and I can thank both of my Grandfathers when it comes to my parents because of what a wonderful job they did raising my parents.
I honestly cannot imagine my life without all of their influences. I would be a completely different person and I wouldn’t be half the man I am today. Their example is a shining example of how important Fathers are in our society today. I have personally seen what an influence they make on me and I know the influence all Fathers have on their children around the world today. Let us make sure that we are doing everything we can to live up to the great example of so many Fathers around the world today. If we do then we will be sure to have happier and more loving families.