When Good Men Become Fathers

We were waiting for our husbands to come back from the Temple and while munching away our snacks, I suddenly saw something more than just what any normal eyes would see in this scenario. Here are two men, young fathers to be exact, talking to each other while holding their young children, and they were unconsciously swaying to keep their young kids soothed while they were talking about church callings and work. My heart saw something more, more than meets the eye, and the realization caused a warm feeling to envelope me. I saw dedication, commitment, gentleness, patience, understanding, selflessness, and love. I saw Priesthood in action.

These children are blessed for having fathers who are willing and happy to carry them around. The wives of these men (and it would be safe to say most LDS wives) are so blessed for having thoughtful and caring husbands who would not mind holding their children while the they take care of something else, or while they are sitting down nearby to take the much needed breather. And these two men (and most LDS husbands) will surely be blessed for loving the women in their lives and for loving their children just as much. And I remember these 2 quotations by Elder Richard G. Scott and David O. McKay respectively:

“Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered.”

“Marriage is a relationship that cannot survive selfishness, impatience, domineering, inequality, and lack of respect. Marriage is a relationship that thrives on acceptance, equality, sharing, giving, helping, doing one’s part, learning together, enjoying humor.” #lds #ShareGoodness #Fatherhood