Archive for June, 2011

Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

For a child there is a superhero who comes home each night and lifts them up to soar around the room.  There is a storyteller, a gadget fixer and a strong hand to hold when they are out in the world.  This superhero may wear a suit more often than a red cape, but he is powerful nonetheless.  He teaches his sons how to achieve freedom through discipline and self control and he teaches his daughters how to be empowered through confidence and self respect.  He teaches about love and loyalty and compassion, more by example than by words and he is almost always the first person to call us beautiful.  He shares his name, his home and his life.  His hands in ours and we feel blessed and safe and grateful in a way no other person can provide.  He is our pal, our buddy our confidant and protector.   He is our dad.


Children who know what it is to be loved unconditionally by a dad who stands beside them, are given a wonderful gift.  So, here’s to all the dads we celebrate today.  Thanks for knowing just the right moment to let go of the back of the bike, but to never letting go of our hearts.   Thanks for encouraging us to be better than we ever thought we could be and thanks for being proud of us either way.


Dads relate to their children in a special way and embody both the family traditions and the blueprints for what’s next.  Dads deserve our love and gratitude today and everyday because having our own personal superhero means we can always take flight and soar.