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Friday, July 11, 2008

Thinking on Fatherhood

This is something I have been thinking about alot lately. What have I learned about what it means to be a Father. I have 5 daughters, 4 living and 1 that was miscarried watching over me in heaven, so I would think I might know something but at times I think I know very little.

One of the things that I have come to realize is that to be the best father I can be, I need to be the best husband I can be to my wife. For me, married to the mother of my children, I need to be all of who I am to be the best Father to my children.

I have heard it said that the Father in a family is the image of God the Father to the family. I am trying to put my heart around bringing that idea and the idea of that person being a husband at the same time. How does the image of God the Father also fit as that person being a husband? Or does it? Maybe that image is best in the Bride-Groom person of Jesus Christ? I don't know.

I do know, I need to be a better husband to my wife. She is an amazing person and I love her and I am growing in my work and love for her. Right now I am staying up studying different computers. I think I have found what will work best for us and fit her needs. Beware, this is a geek moment, but I think we may end up going Mac at this house. I still need to do alot of study but I think it will provide best what my wife needs.

Time for sleep, just been doing lots of thinking. How can I fill both roles as one to be who I am supposed to be? I heard about a biography of St. Thomas More today, I think I need to read it.

Under the Mercy,

Matthew S