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Happy Father's Day

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Hope all you Dad's have a great day!
     
  2. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Happy father's day fellas.
     
  3. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    903
    Oct 15, 2014
    Happy Father's Day, gentleman.

    I'm currently deep in the trenches (6 and 3.5 year olds) with a long road ahead. I struggle everyday with the question, "What the hell am I doing?" and the nagging doubt that I am screwing them up with my failures.

    But I'm here, everyday, trying. I'm open with my affection; encouraging them to be their best selves; demonstrating respect and humility (or at least attempting to); loving their mother, my wife; and trying to be the best, though deeply flawed, example of what a man should be for both of them.

    To all of the fathers that have come before, I say Thank You.

    For those currently "in the fight": I offer my encouragement and support. As long as we're trying and doing our best we're doing something right.

    And to those who have yet to become fathers: Don't.

    (Just kidding)
    I would warn that it is the most stressful, heart-wrenching, tiring, infuriating, thankless, maddening, beautiful, fulfilling, amazing, wonderful thing you could ever do.
    It's not for everyone. As a society we see the consequences of failing. But if you do become a father, by choice or otherwise, stick with it, give it your best and don't ever quit; you mean the world to somebody.
     
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  4. darkmatter35

    darkmatter35

    339
    Aug 21, 2011
    Happy Fathers Day everyone. If you are part of your child's life they will never see you as failing them, they love there dad unconditionally. I think the only way to fail them is not being part of there life. I think my daughter used my mistakes as a learning experience. My son had to try things for himself before he figured it out. Ether way we need to be there.
    Take care, John S.
     
  5. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Happy Father's Day !!!
     
  6. greatscoot

    greatscoot Ice Nine Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Happy Father's day to all the Dads here.
     
  7. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    Happy Father's Day to you all.
     
  8. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    HFD!
     
  9. Kalibr906

    Kalibr906

    217
    Jun 6, 2016
    Happy belated Fathers Day to all the Dads. Had a good convo with my father yesterday.

    My fiance and I just cringe/laugh at the idea of little versions of us and how challenging it would be. Hopefully someday down the road we can experience parenthood but for now we need to get ourselves figured out.

    I've am already too busy to take care of everything I should, I don't even understand how anyone has the time to be a parent.
     
  10. KYenglish

    KYenglish

    Nov 26, 2010
    I asked my kids for pictures of themselves doing something they want to do in the future, Iris drew herself at age 7 (she's 5) with more dogs :D

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