Father’s Day: Providers, the Personal Power and Responsibility
Years ago we spent days in the fishing village near Aux Cayes, on the southern coast of Haiti. We hiked along the mountain’s edge and looked out over the bay. We followed a trail down to where the fishermen kept their brightly painted wooden boats, huge oars propped inside. We stopped and chatted with one gentleman who was mending his net in the morning sun.
We had lots of questions about the life of fishing in this area of the country. And he was generous with his sharing.
It is not an easy life. The ocean is temperamental and the hours of casting nets and the heavy hauling are long. It is a daily practice, and takes body, mind and spirit to continue.
Why, we asked, why keep at it?
The man motioned to his son and daughter playing in the sand nearby. Because of them. All of my work is for them.
I watch the men, most that are fathers, that work with 2nd Story Goods, who also do whatever it takes each month to provide for their families. They too point to their kids and say, for them. It is all for them.
We salute the fathers around the world that give it their all each year to make safe, healthy homes for the kids they’re raising. Happy Father’s day.
The world would not be the same without you!