Fathers’ Day 2013

The third Sunday in June . . . it’s not men’s day, masculinity day, or “man up” day.

It’s Fathers’ Day. All it takes to be a man is a Y chromosome. It takes a lot more to be a Father. It takes more than just having children. There’s no shortage of men who are little more than sperm donors. That’s not being a Father. Fathers’ Day is the day we set aside to honor those men who “Dad Up”.

“Dad Up” . . . I like that better than man up, an all too familiar phrase in today’s world. What does it mean to Dad Up?  Some might say it requires sacrifice . . . I think a better term would be investment. A Father invests in his children . . . he invests his time . . . he invests his experience . . . he invests his financial resources . . . he invests his Self. It’s not really a sacrifice because the payoff far exceeds the investment. The greatest joy in a Father’s Life is seeing his children develop into caring, competent, loving Human Beings. There’s nothing better.

So a big “Thank You” goes out to all my fellow men, past and present, who have displayed the courage and commitment to “Dad Up”.

This day is for all of you.

SrJr

1946

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5 thoughts on “Fathers’ Day 2013

  1. Ryan Cowles says:

    Happy Father’s day, Dad! I love you!

  2. friedensons@comcast.net says:

    Amen to that!  Happy Father’s Day.  Jeanette

  3. mrcowles says:

    Thanks, Jeanette . . .

  4. […] Shameless plug: My dad blogs at MrCowles.com and shares his photos at 365.MrCowles.com. He also wrote a post last year about Father’s Day.  […]

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