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Being a Father is an awesome responsibility. It starts with being responsible for your own actions long before a baby comes along. It means being a good husband first. Because if you can’t truly love another person more than you love yourself, you have no business becoming a Father and bringing another life into this world.
For a man to become a Father, he must put the wants and needs of his wife before his own. He needs to mature beyond his youthful desires and take responsibility to be the provider, the protector, and the head of the household. He must be willing to give more of himself for the benefit of his wife and kids than he ever imagined.
Any male can become a Father. But it takes a special gift to become a Dad. That gift is unconditional love. It’s a gift that can only be given. It can’t be demanded or given in slices. It is given through thick and thin, in good times and in bad.
I must admit that it took me time to learn the true meaning of unconditional love. I had to become a Christian to truly understand it. It was only then that I learned how to be a better Dad and not just a Father.
I am truly a blessed man. The Good Lord has blessed me with four children: Two older kids, Katlyn and Josh, ages 26 and 25, and two younger kids, Sam, and Olivia Grace, ages 17 and 11. Each one is special in its own way.
The day my first child — Katlyn — was born was the happiest day of my life. Although she was four weeks premature and had to spend a week in the newborn intensive care unit at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Charleston, I was proud to be a father.
Now she has made me a grandfather. It’s hard to believe that Layla will be 4 years old in August.
I had three more “happiest days of my life” with the births of Josh, Sam, and Olivia Grace.
Josh has grown up to be a fine young man, making his way in this world as he works in the gas fields for Thrasher Group. Some of our family’s fondest memories are watching Josh play football for the Bridgeport Indians and then at Fairmont State.
Sam turns 18 years old next week. I can’t believe it. It seems like just yesterday when he was playing T-ball at Mary Lou Retton Park in Fairmont. Now he is getting ready to start college in the fall.