Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” — Anne Geddes
We celebrate Father’s Day to remind ourselves of the importance and the challenges of fatherhood. The often overlooked unsung heroes of parental holidays, fathers don’t enjoy the halo of admiration we give our mothers. They work tirelessly in the office, at the factory, or out in the field. They try to spend quality time with their children alongside. While retailers and marketers have often commercialized this holiday, to sell doorbell security systems, shop vacs, and tool kits, it is still a holiday to honor fathers and consider their individual qualities.
Our culture has changed a lot in the past couple of decades, and fathers are more involved in parenting in a straightforward way. Some fathers now take paternity leave when a child is born. They also understand the importance of play with their children in the evenings and on weekends. Since we were kids, they have brought us love and light. Always rooting for us at a sports game, they’ve brought happiness during a family’s tough times and cracked perfect “Dad” jokes at the right moment. Fathers keep the family together, and we learn a lot from them. This is the real reason we celebrate all the love and joy they give us.