When you are devoted to something, you dedicate everything in your power to see it succeed. You are laser-focused. You are All In! There's no wavering. There's no wishy-washy behavior. There's no quitting. Being DADVOTED encapsulates all these characteristics to the fullest. You are committed to seeing your kids grow and develop with the goal of having them give back and contribute to the good of society. You set their direction and help them along the path of life. There are no days off!
When you are devoted, you embody excitement. It oozes out of every pore of you. Not everyone understands the why, but they respect your "why." You yearn for greatness in a healthy manner and navigate issues and problems as you know that this is part of the process. Being DADVOTED naturally brings enthusiasm with it. It's engrained in you. You face problems head on and don't run from them. You are strong, bold, and courageous. Everything you do is for the greater good of your kids. You make the tough decision even when your decision isn't popular with what everyone else is saying or doing.
Staunch is an adjective meaning loyal and committed in attitude. "Strongly built and firm construction" fall into secondary definitions. Those who are DADVOTED are loyal and committed in attitude. They are helping to build a strong foundation in their kids' life that will withstand any test, trial, or storm. They teach them that they won't always get their way and sometimes that is for the best. They stand next to their kids in both victory and defeat. They are selfless and give up comforts or even bigger opportunities that don't add value to the future of the kids.
Fervent is described as having "Passionate Intensity." Wow! I've been called passionate a time or two - sometimes for both good and bad - and also have been noted as having a high level of intensity, but "passionate intensity" is a phrase I've never seen combined. Being devoted means that you have the highest level of passionate intensity to the cause you are championing. So being DADVOTED, means exactly that. You are championing the raising of kids to become great and to do that requires passionate intensity.
Loving may appear to be a pivot to that of the other 4 words, and to some may weaken the meaning of being devoted, but I disagree. If you are devoted, you are a big lover. You are understanding and caring. You are tender, but you also tell the truth and don't sugarcoat. That is the same of being DADVOTED. You care deeply. You pick up and dust off your kids when they are hurt or wronged. You speak truth to them, but in love. Even on the hard topics or when they are wrong. You protect, but you don't overprotect. You correct, but you don't overcorrect. sometimes you let them fail so that they learn. But you are always there!
Dedicated, Enthusiastic, Staunch, Fervent, Loving. The starting place of "Dedicated" and the ending place of "Loving" are the best bookends for the three more emotional words in the middle: Enthusiastic, Staunch and Fervent. It all starts and ends with Dedication and Love. That's what being DADVOTED is all about.