Today, on Father's Day, I want to honor dads who too often get overlooked for their daily efforts regarding their challenged children.
As a single parent of a young man with challenges I especially appreciate all the engaged dads who take quality time to embrace their assignment. The job of parenting is not effortless, to say the least, but dads who go that extra mile I say bravo to you. This is what it comes down to for these special dads. Sacrifice. Commitment. Selflessness. Love. Attention. Affection.
Any guy can be a father. Any father can be a dad if he truly wants to be. But it takes extraordinary efforts to be a dad for a child who may forever be a child. What better day than today to honor these men.
If you know a dad who also fits this unique profile, give them a call, send them a text, knock on their door and let them know. Yeah, they might first get embarrassed, but at the end of the day – every day – they need to know they are valued, appreciated and, today, publicly recognized.
It may just be their favorite Father's Day gift in a long time.
Enjoy your day dads