In celebration of Father’s Day, I wanted to say thank you to all fathers that go beyond the call of duty.
I especially want to thank my father who has been there during those important moments and someone I look to for advice; my father-in-law who has always welcomed my thoughts and feelings with open arms; and my husband who continues to be my hero and my rock.
Here are a couple of quotes that speak to what a father is in so many different ways (source: LA Daily News).
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
— William Shakespeare
Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.”
— Mike Myers
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
— George Herbert
“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.”
— Harlan Coben
“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.”
— Pope John XXIII
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
— Jim Valvano
“Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.’”
— Michael Gurian
“I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.”
— Sidney Poitier
“Real fatherhood means love and commitment and sacrifice and a willingness to share responsibility and not walking away from one’s children.”
— William Bennett
“Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather it enriches it.”
— Andrea Bocelli
“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’”
— Michael Jordan
Because the sun always comes out after the rain. . .