The Daily Dad

fatherhood & humour | musings & life

November 13, 2014
by Thomas Froese

A long drive (Excerpt #4 – Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers)

He was a man, youngish, well, certainly not all that old even if he had a beard that put some years on him. For one reason or another, he had come a long way, halfway across the country, thousands of kilometres, … Continue reading

June 20, 2014
by Thomas Froese

It’s a privilege to be a (perfect?) father

It was Father’s Day Sunday morning and I was speaking to a local gathering about fatherhood and forgiveness. This was a surprise to even me because my own father was perfect. He doesn’t need forgiveness. As was his father, perfect. … Continue reading

April 21, 2014
by Thomas Froese

Dear Mr. Millard – Letter 3 – If you ever want forgiveness, everything you have isn’t enough

Even on this side of Easter, forgiveness is no easy thing. Christ said so much during a beachside breakfast with his friends on a lake not long after the remarkable events of Easter weekend. He did this during that rather … Continue reading

April 1, 2014
by Thomas Froese

Forgiving our fathers. And mothers. (What a load.)

If there is one thing I’ve learned about fatherhood since the condition fell on me (like a piano out of a 4th-floor window) it’s that today’s fathers are perfect. Always. Yep. Every day. Sunup to sundown. And because today’s fathers, and mothers too, are perfect, … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
by Thomas Froese
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We were in the car and Liz was looking rather thoughtful, the sort of look that kids have when you know they have something important on their minds, and she finally looked at me and said, “What if you and … Continue reading