June 18, 2017 Eric Blauer

A word for Fathers 

Happy Father’s Day to all the men out there that work so hard and so often go unnoticed yet show up anyway.  

Thank you for staying on course, finding what it takes or making up the difference when it’s needed. 

Keep being the type of men that others wish they were or hope they will become. 

Thanks for showing what real manhood does in a culture that’s fixated on image, plumage and illusions, for being the wolf and the beaver instead of the peacock. 

Thank you for those who live fathering life among the fatherless, forgotten, abandoned and neglected. The eternal Father shines through you. 

Thanks to all the single Dads who do everything, everyday for almost everyone. You are the steel in the backbone of a life trying to break you.

Thank you to the Fathers who know that tenderness, kindness and gentleness are masculine traits too. 

Props to all the men who live with the strain, chain or pain, bound by duty, often postponing desire, the unseen faithful. 

Thank you for being authentic men, not angels or devils. 

Thanks to men who do all to stand, and stand therefore in faith, marriage, home life, values, parenting and keep their own souls alive. 

I honor the men who’ve blazed trails, dreamed dreams or carved out a meaningful life from the cold, hard granite of fears or failures, obstacles, or defeats, dead ends or unforeseen devastations. 

Respect to the men who fight or have fought for our safety, security and prosperity. Your sacrifices, distances, damages, sufferings and victories are only fully seen by history and eternity. 

Thank you men who have loved when life was ugly, been faithful in the face of betrayal, stood strong when you’ve been stabbed in the back or silently had your hearts suffocated. You’ve been models of resurrection. 

Honor to the wildmen in the midst of all the overly domesticated, dominated or destroyed ones who’ve given up or given in to a lesser life or their lower natures. 

Thank you to the men who’ve shown what a true lover looks like, the master pianists who’ve played beautiful music from a one woman life. 

Today we celebrate you men in a culture that’s losing sight of the truth, reality and responsibilities of authentic manhood. 

Fathers, you are our everyday heroes and we respect you, love you, pray for you, bless you and hope to create lives that honor your impact, influence and investment in our lives. 

Happy Father’s Day.

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Eric Blauer I am barbarian, sage, saint, bard, husband and father. Bow my knee to only One, serve all, ruled by none.

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