The perfect time to honor every Dad who shows up for his children. It's not an easy thing, being the best father you can be. But you're making a huge difference in your child's life -- now, and every day of your child's future.
Every hug you give, every joke you share, every moment that you listen patiently, every time you take a deep breath and see things from your child's perspective, every time you role model for your child how to show up with integrity, you're shaping your child into a person who will make you proud. We celebrate you!
So if you're a Dad, please accept my deepest gratitude. Whatever else you may accomplish in your life, in my opinion it pales compared to your role as a father.
(If you're a mother raising her child without a father by fate or by choice, please just skip this post. Instead, I urge you to read this one which is specifically for moms raising kids without fathers.)
Now, to honor the contribution of Fathers, let's consider some research findings that may surprise you.
"Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad." -- Anne Geddes