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We’re blessed by good fathers, step-fathers

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By: Brenda Harrison

Below are comments and quotes reminding us of the value of our earthly fathers and step-fathers:

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

“The father of one who is right with God will have much joy. He who has a wise son will be glad in him.” – Proverbs 23:24

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. – Unknown Author

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me. – Jim Valvano

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Sigmund Freud

“It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. – Dawn French

“It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare

“Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding.” – Proverbs 4:1

“Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a stepdad.” Unknown

“It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table....” – Ray Johnson

“A stepdad makes several hard choices over and over again. Even when he doesn’t know what to choose or how to choose, he never stops being willing to choose.” Unknown

“Forget the step father, you are just a father.” Unknown

“Children do not get the luxury of picking their parents; nor are parents afforded the opportunity to pick their children. Except, of course, for stepdads.” Unknown; The Bible

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