By Camilla Swart
In the age we live in, courage seems a slightly old-fashioned virtue. Courage requires you to acknowledge the risks and perils, your own weakness or inability, yet to persevere despite everything against you.
Raising a child, being a father, requires large dollops of courage, blind faith and nerves of steel. It was Barack Obama who said “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father”. As a second-hand observer of fatherhood, that seems absolutely true!