To my fellow fathers out there: Ours is a thankless task it seems, at times. Everyone has a critique of how this could have been better or how we should have done less of something and spend more time with the family, etc. you know the drill.
But, we Know we love our children. And we Know we love our wives.
From Teddy Roosevelt:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
So smile that man smile today, the “being a dad has made me a better man” smile.
And let the critics rant, they can’t smile That smile.

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