It was just last night that after a long talk (lecture) with my 15-year-old son, that I hugged him and told him that he never has to worry about letting me down, that it's my job to be there for him and to be a good father. Being a father is a job I take more seriously than anything else I do, though I fall short all too often. I told him that it is me who is so very afraid that I will let him down, and that is how it should be.

I did realize at that moment that I don't tell him enough how much I love him or how proud of him I am. I know that I try to hard to push him to realize his potential and to give him the guidance that will help him get through his life with the least amount of pain as possible. That is what we all want as fathers right? Still, I wonder if in my desire to make him keep striving, do I tell him enough how proud I am of what he has already accomplished? Who he already is? I think I could do better.

SO as I was watching this video, with Bethany sitting on the other side of the office she said, "Are you crying?" I was. I was so impressed with the love this father and son share and it inspired me.

This video is from a boy in England who had tried many times to pass his math class and failed. This is the description the boy posted of the video:

"The day I passed math. Hey there everyone the man in the video is my dad :)

I year before this video I was at a grade F in math and in England you need a C (pass) to basically do anything with your life, I've never been amazing academically and have struggled through out school , neither me or my dad or my teachers thought I was going to get my C , I know some of you might be saying, well a C is nothing but for me it was hard to get. Please enjoy the video."

I love how the boy understands that his dad was worried about his future, and I can only imagine the struggles they went through to get to this day. Make sure you watch all the way to the end of the video because the look on the boys face as he comes back to turn off the camera is worth a MILLION words! Enjoy: