Our kids need to see what’s manly.
And not in that Thickburger, retreating to the man cave kind of way.
Like finding a broom to sweep up the crumbs without being asked.
And holding the door open for a stranger.
And making it a priority to spend time with his kids.
Because a man steps up and takes interest.
A man humbles himself to serve.
A man understands his responsibility and leads by example.
A man cares more about integrity than getting ahead.
A man isn’t expected to be perfect.
But he’s not expected to give up easily either.
And that’s what our kids need to see:
And his encouragement.
And his embrace.
Grateful for the husbands, fathers, sons, uncles, brothers, teachers, friends who are modeling what it looks like to be a hero in their stories.
Thank you for being the kind of men our kids need to see.
This post originally appeared on Mommys15Minutes by Jaclyn Warren