What is Fatherhood? Fatherhood is more than the donation of one’s genes for the reproduction of human life. Fatherhood includes knowing what is good for another and making the sacrifices to lead them there.
When I was a child, I remember my father taking me to see a movie; it’s not a great movie so I’m hesitant to mention it, but it made us chuckle, Chevy Chases’ Vacation. In this movie Clark Griswald had in mind what he thought the family needed, a vacation to Wally World, and he made every sacrifice he could to get the family there. He drove long hours, he hiked through the desert when the car broke down, and when they arrived to find Wally World closed, he willingly risked going to jail to give them the experience. He was being a father, though of course a misguided and comical one for the sake of the movie.