by Shauna Millar

To all my wonderful friends and family who have the honor of being fathers –

I want to wish you a wonderful day filled with love and laughter.

Speaking as a daughter, a father’s love is irreplaceable. It is so important to who we are and who we become.

You have the honor and benefit of sharing, teaching and guiding your children as they progress through this thing called life.

No matter how old or young your child is, remember that you are a template for how your daughters will view and interact with men in their lives. You are the template for how your sons will treat women in their lives.

You have such an important job while both raising and continuing to help guide your children throughout the years. A strong relationship will be one of the best gifts you can ever give.

Whether you are a father or a step-father or a surrogate father, you have the honor and privilege of helping to transform and guide your child(ren) through the storms that life will bring about. Use wisdom, lots of love and patience. Remember you are a port during those storms.

If you do well, your child(ren) will always run to you when they are in trouble. That is something that can never be replaced.

Thank you for being wonderful Dad’s! Happy Father’s Day!