Today is the first Fathers’ Day that I cannot make the phone call to wish my own father a good day, or to have sent him a card. He passed away this past January at the age of 83.
So, I want to wish a Happy Fathers’ Day to all those Dads who set incredible standards by stepping up and being positive, encouraging and loving role models. They show their children how to be the kind of man that sons should be, and the kind of men their daughters deserve to have.
Remember that you teach your children how to treat other people, as they watch how you treat others. They observe what is important to you and emulate that behavior.
I especially want to honor those men who have stepped up to the plate to be the “Dads” in other children’s (not their own biologically) lives. You have taken on that responsibility, when many others have walked away.
And, to those single mothers who are both Mom and Dad, there are no words. You throw the ball, provide for, and love like no others.