A Father’s Love

I last night went to a fun dinner. Every year, the parents in one of my children’s grades gather together for a big potluck dinner. Everyone brings a dish and a brave couple hosts a huge crowd at their house.

I was chatting with one of the fathers. We talked about how blessed our children are to get a great education, which in this case, is at a private school.

We talked a little bit about tuition. “To make some extra money,” he said, “I sometimes work the late shift.” He explained that meant the 11 pm to 7 am shift.

This morning, his comment has stayed with me. It reminds me of all the hard-working parents out there, who self-sacrifice for their children.

There are few things in this world more powerful than a parent’s love. May all children feel it.

As Sister Barbara Rogers at Newton Country Day School often says: when a child grows up knowing this love, she can do anything.

2 thoughts on “A Father’s Love

  1. I think a lot about that as well. I’m also reminded of the hard-working teachers – many we know moonlight as kid-sitters to augment their income.

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