Not All Heroes Wear Capes

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He doesn’t fight crime
Or wear a cape
He doesn’t read minds
Or levitate
But every time my world needs saving
He’s my Superman
Some folks don’t believe in heroes
Cause they haven’t met my dad

Owl City-Not all heroes wear capes

Superheroes!! Our idea of them has been greatly influenced by Marvel Movies.  The likes of Spiderman, Superman, Black Panther, Captain America and Bat Man have shaped our views on who superheroes are and what their roles are.  Their greatest role however, is that of a protector from all villains.

Similar to the superheroes, our fathers remain to be the greatest superheroes.  Their inherent role is that of a protector.  A protector of the women and children alike. Sigmund Freud accurately defined the father’s protection as the greatest need in childhood.  Fathers are called to be warriors.  To their wives, they protect them from anything that may upset them while to the kids, they protect them so that they can later protect themselves and to the general family, shielding them from poverty

Besides protection, fathers have been called to do much more as they form the foundation of their children’s lives.  The great book as well applauds fathers and calls them to fulfil their roles with passion and intentionality.  Among the roles highlighted include; giving direction and discipline to their children, lead their household, be a first teacher to their children, exemplify a good life to their children, have quality time with their children and pray for their children.

Fatherhood is not the easiest task and for that we appreciate every effort you put into bringing up a healthy generation.  As with every child born a mother is born so is a father and no manual attached to it.  Regardless of the tons of books written to make the fatherhood journey easier, it is never the same since every experience is different.  Do not beat yourself down in case you fail or if your experience is different from other fathers, you are doing a good job and keep on keeping on.

You are definitely our heroes in each and every way.  For you to keep protecting us and to have the energy to keep up with other fatherhood roles, you ought to be well fed.  Dear wives and children, this is a simple meal for you to prepare to the heroes in your lives as a way of saying thank you.

Lemon Honey Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 thick-cut boneless pork loin chops
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Winnie’s Pure Health Sea Salt/ Herbal Salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 1/8 cup Winnie’s Pure Health Honey
    Method
  • Zest and juice the lemon. Mix the lemon juice and zest together with everything but the pork in a zip top freezer bag. Add the pork and toss to coat. Place in refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours
  • Bring the grill pan to a medium-high heat. Allow pork loin chops to come to room temperature as the pan heats. Place the pork loin chops on the grill for about 6 to 8 minutes per side or until it is done. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing
  • Serve with your preferred accompaniment

We love and appreciate you.  Thank you for choosing to be a greater part of our lives.  To our fathers cum angels in heaven, we hope that you are smiling at the sight of the great men and women you raised.  Our present fathers and father figures, thank you for the fun, love and support you brought into our lives.  We are who we are because you bravely and actively played out your fatherhood roles well. 

Happy Father’s Day!!

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