Father & Son

Father showing his son

how to find the right one.

That’s my latest Twitter poem. I snapped this picture in 2008 in Palos Verdes, California. Looking back at this image reminds me that this is how is should be between a father and his child. Does it have to be a physical task? Does it have to be a traditionally masculine activity? Is this form of mentoring exclusive to sons? The answer is “No” to all of these questions, but I believe fathers should make it their highest priority to invest their time into their children.

I remember the last time that I took my son fishing was a complete failure. We went to a local lake totally unprepared. I ended up buying the wrong bait on the hot day. The only thing we caught were sunburns. In that massive failure of a fishing day, bonding occurred between my son that day. I’m glad that I didn’t have a smartphone then.

Your children may witness you failing at a lot of things, but they will win when you invest your time with them.

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I have a family. I work with families. That's why I write about family. I'm a kidmin pastor by day, writer by night, delivery man for my wife's floral design business, and a picture-taker dude 24/7.

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