Roles of Dads in this thing called Parenthood

With Father’s Day just a couple of days away I wanted to write about dads and how important their role is in this thing called parenthood.    I think it all starts at the birth of their bundle of joy, unsure of what to do with the tiny wiggly creature that they just saw their wife give birth to.    Then their instincts kick in and they know that they will do anything to take care of and protect this tiny baby because they already love the tiny wiggly baby unconditionally.

Many dads work a full time job to support their family because they want to be the bread winner and make sure their family is taken care of.  Working a full time job means that sometimes they miss some of the milestones, not because they want to miss them but because working is a difficult job and they cannot always set the hours of their work week.

Dads may not be able to come to all your school functions but, trust me, you are always in their thoughts and they brag about you constantly.   Dads will try to make all your soccer games and ballet recitals because that’s what dads do.  They mow the lawn and know how to grill the best burger you’ve ever eaten.  Dads can scare away the monster under the bed and dads can beat anyone up, or at least tell you that they can.

In a child’s eyes a dad is the hero and will save the day even if that means they have to leap giant mountains.  

I didn’t always have my daddy around because my parents were divorced but I knew that if I ever needed him that he’d be there in an instant and he was.  Even though I am 37 years old I know that my dad would walk through fire for me.  I’ve seen my daddy cry at my wedding and at the births of my children.  He will always be my daddy and I know that he loves me unconditionally.  I know he may have missed some of those things while I was growing up but I have always known that my daddy loves me. 

I will always be his little girl. 

Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy and all the Dads out there!


me dad
*Pregnant with Lil O*

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