Parenthood is one of the greatest gifts in the world…at least, that’s how these dads see it! Who was your father figure? Did he instill a love of music? Was he a classic, “Wanna have a catch?” dad? Was he a pillar of your home?
I feel so grateful for the men in my life I can call father figures. Dads of daughters have the capacity to share incredible bonds, formed by their permanent harmony: from the dissonance of their differences, they form new chords and grow together. My dad is my best friend, and in so many ways, he’s my hero. He’s taught me a side of the world I never could have known on my own. He is gentle, brave, and constantly fighting for what is right. In my extroversion, he’s the quiet companion, guiding me with a softer kind of wisdom. He’s taught me so many things I consider to be my absolute truths of the world. And so, in watching him, I am truly in awe.
On Mother’s Day, we asked some of our Home Office staff about their moms, and while I’m sure our staff could sing nothing but praises for their fathers (I certainly could), I wanted to try something new: let’s go straight to the source. What does it mean to be a dad? Well, we asked some of ours, and the results are in: it means everything.
Take a look at how some of our FOREVER Team Members view fatherhood: