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08 April, 2007

NEW HOPE AWAITS

It is not a perfect world for our children or for the Married Fathers, Single Fathers, Custodial Fathers, Non-Custodial Fathers, “Long Distance” Fathers, and Divorced Fathers who love, mentor and nurture them. But when my eyes become fixed on the proverbial glass, an image comes into view of a glass that is “half full” – not “half empty”. The glass is “half full” because an invisible link exists which connects one man to another. It is a link which connects the past to the present and the present to the future. Children are the invisible link that connects one man to another. Children are the link that connects the past to the present and the present to the future.
New hope awaits.
This invisible link is moving each man in our global village to a place of understanding that he is connected to the man who is sitting or standing next to him simply because each dreams the same dreams . . . each wrestles with the same challenges of raising children in the Millennium and creating and implementing plans that will move their families forward. New hope awaits. Each man is realizing that if he empowers and strengthens his family, he is also empowering and strengthening the community in which he lives and works.
New hope awaits.
Yes, the world is a dangerous and scary place for our children. But it is our responsibility as adults to continue to ensure that the homes in which our children’s minds and souls are being shaped in are “drama free zones.” New hope awaits. We must continue to create and maintain at all times an environment that is conducive to our children’s positive physical, intellectual and emotional development.
New Hope awaits.
Each of us is holding a “piece of the puzzle” in our hands. And that “piece of the puzzle” may be in the form of a key piece of information or a resource or support service or a special talent or skill. And the invisible link that is moving Fathers to talk to each other, to support one another, and to form coalitions that transcend geographic boundaries – that invisible link that perpetually connects us to the past and to the present and to the future – is also moving us to bring all of our “pieces of the puzzle” to the Table Of Humanity.


Yes! New Hope Awaits!
D.A. Sears, Managing Editor - IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R)

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