Through my years of working in social care, I have often despaired at just how many of the children I worked with lacked a loving father; an actively parenting father and a father who strove hard to do what was right for their child.
I guess part of the frustration arises from the frequency with which people offhandedly dismiss just how crucial it is for a child to have an effective and functioning father figure in their lives; to have a male example whose presence helps build their foundations; and to know the blessing of being held in love by a good man.
And so on this particular Sunday, I would like to take the opportunity to say a very big “Thank you” and wish a very
Happy Father’s Day
- To all those men – both made and found – who act as our caregivers, our founders and our fountainheads.
- To all those wondrous, glorious, beautiful men – both made and found – who accept the challenge of parenting and give the best of themselves in the role: inadvertently turning themselves into our heroes.
Our female caregivers tend to get all the glory, but that doesn’t mean we children don’t recognise and appreciate what a great gift it is to have a “father”. It’s just that some things are so precious; we struggle to find the words to describe them.
We love you Dads.
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