“A father’s calling is eternal, and its importance transcends time. It is a calling for both time and eternity. Harold B. Lee truly stated that, ‘the most important of the Lord’s work that you [fathers] will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home.’ …
“Your homes should be a haven of peace and joy for your family. Surely no child should fear his own father. A father’s duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy. He cannot do this when there is bickering quarreling, contention, or unrighteous behavior. The powerful effect of righteous fathers in setting an example, disciplining and training, nurturing and loving is vital to the spiritual welfare of his children.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
I am so incredibly grateful for the righteous father that raised me and is still raising me. His patience, his many sacrifices, his endearing love and his Christlike example have all helped shape the person I have become. And of course, I am grateful for my own husband and the amazing father he is to our beautiful children.
A kind, caring and loving Father is a priceless gem to have in one’s life. I am also eternally grateful for my Father in Heaven.
Happy Father’s Day!
**Artwork courtesy of Yolanda Barjoud