Fathers are the ones who immediately know their lives are changed forever with the birth of a child. With a watchful eye, they care for and protect us, providing their uniquely fatherly love. They have the best dance moves, and send encouraging text messages. They make us laugh just before we start to cry. They pick us up when we fall, they spin us around and throw us high into the sky! They know when seasons change and it’s time to let us fly. Their presence is always with us, no matter where we have gone. There’s something reassuring in the way they face life, manfully pressing on. What can I say? All this and more, I’ve learned from my own father. And now, more than ever, I thank God for him. In praise of fathers, because they mean the world to us.