- At 4 years old – My dad can do anything!
- At 7 years old – My dad knows more than your dad!
- At 10 years old – Well, he doesn’t know everything.
- At 12 years old – No, dad wouldn’t know anything about that.
- At 14 years old – Help me with my homework? Are you kidding?
- At 16 years old – Actually, he’s kind of old-fashioned.
- At 18 years old – Did I say old-fashioned? He’s completely out of it!
- At 21 years old – Dad knows a little bit about it, but not much.
- At 25 years old – Well, maybe dad would understand this.
- At 30 years old – I think I’ll ask dad and see what he thinks.
- At 35 years old – I’m going to talk to dad before I decide.
- At 50 years old – I wonder what dad would have done.
- At 60 years old – Boy, my dad sure was smart.
- At 70 years old – I wish I could talk it over with dad once more.
My dad has been a best friend to me now for fifty-two years. Reading through the list above makes me appreciate him even more. I will be sure to remember dad this Father’s Day.
As a father, I am reminded of the incredible privilege and responsibility I have been given. I have often wondered what my three children will remember about me when I am gone. I know they will not remember me as a perfect father because, like all fathers, I’ve made my share of mistakes. My goal is that they will remember me as a faithful father – a man faithful to his wife, faithful to his children, and faithful to his God.
If you are blessed as I am to still have your father with you, then be sure to remember him this Father’s Day. And to every dad: live your life in such a way that you can leave this legacy to your children – the memory of a faithful dad.
Pastor Todd Weston