Oh, how we need more models of godly fatherhood like this! It's a great blog post entitled, "A Father Worthy of Imitation." Hat tip to Greg Caskey for pointing it out to me.
(By the way, one of the quotes in the blog post is from John Paton's autobiography. I can't recommend that book highly enough. The story about his father is worth the price of the book, but there is so much more that will repay many times over the money paid and the time taken to read it.)