The Value of a Dad

It’s been said that “we all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” That is the value of a dad.

All men are dads to some extent – whether he’s a biological father or a step-dad, a mentor or a role model, every man is seen as “Dad” to someone somewhere. And that is the value of a dad.

Billy Graham once said that “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” American basketball player, coach, and broadcaster Jim Valvano said of his father, “[He] gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” That is the value of a dad.

Clarence Kelland, a writer who once described himself as “the best second-rate writer in America” said, “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.” Welsh-born poet and Anglican priest, George Herbert, reminds us that “One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters.” This is the value of a dad.

Former United States Supreme Court speechwriter, Reed Markham, quipped, “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow!” Reed further expounded on fatherhood when he said, “A child looks up at the stars and wonders. Great fathers put the child on his shoulders and helps him grab a star.” That is the value of a dad.

Sunday, June 18th is Father’s Day, and here at Dusty Shutt Silver, we want to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all the dads out there. Whether you’re stepping in late or have always been there, have lots of kids or one, have lost a few or gained a few, don’t have any yet or never will, remember, you’re always “Dad” to someone somewhere. And that is the value of a dad.

If you’re looking for a present for the special man in your life, come to Dusty Shutt Silver.

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Tell us your story and we’ll help you find just the right piece that will tell him how much he means to you. “The love of a father,” one person rightly said, “is one of life’s great masterpieces.” And that is the value of a dad.

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