I used to wonder how my husband would be as a boy dad. He is such a good girl dad that I thought maybe that was the only dad he could be. Then along came our son and I learned that he could do all the dad things.
My son might not look like his dad but I hope he looks like him. I hope he looks like his dad in the way he cares for the people around him. I hope he looks like his dad in the way he is generous with what he has and intentional with his time. I hope he looks like his dad in the way he works so hard at everything he does. I hope that he looks like his dad in the way he treats his kids like he knows they are going to change the world. I hope he looks like his dad in the way he loves well. I hope he looks like his dad in the way he can fix leaky eyes just as well as he can fix a leaky pipe. I really hope he looks like his dad.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the men. To the men that are filling gaps and having important talks. To the men leading by example and breaking generational curses. To the men that are fully investing in the next generation by being fully present at home.
To the first dads, the found dads, the step dads, the mentors, the friends, the encouragers, the foster dads, the adoptive dads, the neighborhood dads. All the dads.
We need you. We thank you. We celebrate you.
To my man, thank you for believing in our kids. Thank you for knowing that they are going to change the world. Because you believe in them, they will.
Celebrating dads and father figures,