June 17: More than a Weatherman

Many know Al Roker as a TV weatherman, writer and producer, but he’s also a husband and father who balances work and family life.

Roker tells Parade magazine that he’s lucky to have a career that affords him some scheduling flexibility so he can be there for his kids’ special moments: “My dad was a bus driver, and he couldn’t take off to come see me in a school assembly.”

On Sundays, the weatherman typically attends church, has brunch and takes a quick bike ride.  As a kid, he remembers going on family drives and thinks that’s an “underrated pastime” today. “The other day I was driving my daughter and her friends to an event, and it was fun because you become invisible,” Roker observes. “You get to hear a bit of their world.”

Make time to be a part of your family’s world whenever possible.

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad.

(Proverbs 27:11)

Lord, support parents as they sacrifice for their children.

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