Sunday Inspiration: Celebrating Dads!

Celebrating Dads!

I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers. — T. D. Jakes

I like to think that another name for a good father is “Dad.” There are many men who are fathers but not always dads.

To be a dad isn’t easy. My husband is a fabulous dad to our four children, and we have a son and son-in-law who are both wonderful dads, too. I’ve known many other men who been loving, caring dads–and some who couldn’t be–and I bet you have, too. Of course, some dads are works-in-progress, because, let’s face it, Dad-dom is never easy. But today we celebrate them, too, because they’re trying.

Dad’s don’t often realize how important they are in the life of their children, but I have no doubt that the love, strength, and passion they pass on, beautiful even if imperfect, is absolutely vital for their future.

So give the dads you know a big hug today — or a call or email or text — congratulating them for being good fathers. And if you can’t do that? If you can, thank them for whatever they did right. You’ll both feel better for it.


  1. Terry Guerra on June 16, 2024 at 10:47 am

    My Dad set the bar. And his three sons followed suit. And now their kids are doing a great job, as well! Proud daughter, sister, aunt, and great-aunt here! 🧡

  2. Judy Zell on June 16, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Very nice! My Dad died 20 years ago, but I still miss him. My husband has been a great Dad, too.

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