Michael Irvin, NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys had a turbulent career. Sometimes his off field activities overshadowed his on field abilities. During his 2007 induction speech into the Hall of Fame, he had his two sons, ages 10 and 8 at the time, stand and he said, “God, I have my struggles and I made some bad decisions, but whatever you do, don’t let me mess this up.”
That could be the prayer of every father wanting to do the right thing by his children. “Lord, this is one job where I don’t want to fail.” --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
ESPN the Magazine; December 24, 2012 p. 88
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (HCSB) (6) These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. (7) Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.