According to an article in Esquire, “the new father is an engaged father by instinct. Witnessing birth was the beginning of a widening intimacy. The new father holds his babies. He bathes them. He reads to them. The new father knows that the role of the father is not merely to provide food and shelter. The role of the father is to be there, physically and mentally.”

So on June 19th, let’s honor the fathers in our lives who work hard who provide love, who have our backs, who make us laugh and who are an instrumental part of who we are today and who we want to become.