There’s nothing like being a dad. No pet-parenting, no uncle-ing on the weekend, no babysitting for your friends. Nothing will ever really compare or prepare a man for the job of being a dad. Sure, those things give you a perception of responsibility and even affection, but it’s rare that there is a man who might truly understand fatherhood without having already undertaken that title on a 24/7 basis for the remaining span of his life.
It’s tough being a dad, and there are countless days where a dad wonders if he’s “doing it right” or “if he’s going to screw up his kids” because he thinks he’s failing. Dads have a job like none other because the time and effort (or lack-thereof) they put in will make an impact, good or bad.
The men who sign up for fatherhood need encouragement, and this book is all about that. Encouraging Dads Project is an anthology of short, true stories all about showing dads that it’s the small stuff that really counts.
PS I participated in the encrouagingdads.com project with a meaningful story about my own dad, and I got kinda excited when I saw that it’s the first one in the book. It made me really proud to see my dad’s picture in the “look inside” section and know that he is a man who, though few in words, is an ocean of love and care.
Happy Father’s Day (A little early)