Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good Fathers Make Good Sons

OK I'm going to admit it, I am a bit of reality show junky. Now with that said I was watching Celebrity Rehab today and on this episode they had children of addicts. It was really sad to hear their stories but what hit me the hardest is that none of them had their fathers in their lives or even knew who they were. I've heard it said that our nation is in the position that it is in because we have become a "fatherless nation" in more ways than one.
This is a quote that I read and couldn't agree with it more."Fatherlessness is the most harmful demographic trend of this generation. It is the leading cause of declining child well-being in our society. It is also the engine driving our most urgent social problems, from crime to adolescent pregnancy to child sexual abuse to domestic violence against women. Yet, despite its scale and social consequences, fatherlessness is a problem that is frequently ignored or denied. Especially within our elite discourse, it remains largely a problem with no name".
I can't explain how THANKFUL I am for my husband TJ. He works 60+ hours a week so that I can stay at home with AJ. He comes home everyday for lunch to see us and spend just a little bit of time with AJ in case when he gets home he's asleep. He Loves us and provides everything we need. There is no way I could ever (not that I have to) repay him for giving me the opportunity to be the one who raises our son instead of a nanny or daycare. Not only is he a Great Husband But He's an Awesome Dad. He loves AJ with every fiber of his being and I see it everyday.