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Outlook on Fatherhood

Love and respect everyone in the world no matter how different they may be.

On the surface, Father’s Day could be the day where I always get the clicker to watch my shows, the day where I can’t lose an argument, or the day I can request my favorite meal while everyone prepares it. But for me, Father’s Day is more than that. It’s a day that I can reflect and realize that my children, wife, and family have an amazing ability to bring joy to me each and every day.

My wife is a tremendous mom which has allowed me to grow and become a better person and father every day of my life. My children love me unconditionally which has allowed me to grow and adapt to their environment and to understand the world which surrounds them is much different from when I was growing up. And being a father to Ally and her autism, she has shown me to look at the lens in a different way and to expand my horizons. She has taught me the most important gift anyone can teach someone; Love and respect everyone in the world no matter how different they may be. 

Behavior is learned and to help future dads become great fathers, it’s helpful to idolize someone who you can emulate to show you what it means to be a great father. For me, that was my father-in-law, Peter. He was a great father and I saw his amazing ability to be a great dad, husband, and overall great person. 

So on this Father’s Day, I would like to thank my children Johnny and Ally, and my Gina for teaching and showing me what it means to be a great dad. Thank you and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!

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