Deciding What Is Best For Your Children & Fatherhood
I often think about what good things I would want to get for my boys. For instance, I see children’s playsets in the neighbors’ lawns and think that the kids would love to have one of their own. My parents were poor when I was young, but I’m sure they would have liked to have given us one. On the other hand, my Dad was always looking at hobbies that might interest us. He taught us how to make plastic models and cast plaster; and loved to take us out to the field and throw boomerangs in the open field near our house. The lack of our own swing set wasn’t such a problem, as we were within a block of a nice playground.
My town has changed a lot since I was young. The playground and the grassy field where we threw boomerangs were both replaced by baseball fields. On top of that, I have had to move to a house on a main street, so my kids can’t play in the street like I did when I was young. I wish I could fence off part of my yard so they could play in peace, but one has to be realistic about his financial resources.
Being a father means that you have to make decisions about what is really good for your family. You have to make the best decision you can and leave the results to God.