Our kids need to see what’s manly.

And not in that Thickburger, retreating to the man cave kind of way.

But dependable, gentleman style.

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.

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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:

His endurance.

And his encouragement.

And his embrace.

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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

Our kids need to see what’s manly.And not in that Thickburger, retreating to the man cave kind of way.But…

Posted by Mommys15Minutes by Jaclyn Warren on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Jaclyn Warren

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