The first friendship a little boy has in life is the one he has with his dad. Dad is always there to play ball, talk about sports, and give advice and life lessons that the boy will carry with him for many years.
A boy’s father is usually the first model for a boy to follow. Dad can’t go anywhere without little junior following! Sons mimic the way their dads brush their teeth, comb their hair, and eventually the way they shave – even though this could be a slightly painful impersonation! Granted, after some time, the boy becomes a young man and begins to make his own decisions. But this individuality is all based on what he saw in his dad.
Dads deserve a lot of credit when it comes to raising their sons. I could agree that a boy who doesn’t have a dad will grow up just fine, but a dad is something to be treasured when you have one. Remind yourself of this everyday. Put together a Scrapbook or Photo Album of all the good times you have with your father throughout the years. And make one for him, too – so he can hold onto the memories he had over the years with his son.