[guest post by Dana]
Happy Father’s Day to all of you men who love, care, discipline, nurture, provide for and protect your children every day. It’s a Herculean task, which unfortunately has been mocked and maligned so much over the past several decades that one might be led to believe you are simply big kids who get in the way of a much smarter and wiser mother. But we know better. Much better.
You are indispensable in the life of your child. Always. You firmly and lovingly rein in and shape wild young boys into decent young men. You set the high bar of honor and respect for daughters. And you understand you have been given one of the greatest privileges of all: to be the anchor in your child’s life.
There are no perfect fathers, no Jim Andersons or Ward Cleavers, but rather everyday men simply doing the best they can with what they know as they make an eternal difference in the lives of their children.
So, with the greatest admiration and respect for you all, Happy Father’s Day.