Fatherhood: Only Possible Through God
What does it mean to be a father? For Gabriel, a father is the protector, teacher and leader of the family. Gabriel never thought that he himself could be a father, but God chose him and provided him the graces, strength and patience that he needed.
Gabriel shares his joys and struggles on fatherhood and how he overcomes it
Parenthood is never easy and it often calls for sacrifice. One of the sacrifices that Gabriel struggles with, is to place his child’s needs before his own wants.
When faced with trials, Gabriel prays together with his wife, Clare, seeking God’s help – knowing that He is the only one who makes all things possible. Besides sharing and praying with Clare, Gabriel also shares with those who are fathers in his community knowing that they can identify with his struggles and journey alongside with him.
The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects man. The end product of child raising is not the child, but the parent. – Frank Pittman