Happy Father's Day dad!
While it would be traditional to do a tribute to my father I'm going to break tradition.
Happy Father's Day Cami! Happy Father's Day Mom!
That's right. Without mothers there wouldn't be father's. Seems pretty simple but it's the reason I'm breaking with tradition (besides it would be weird and oddly self-serving if I wrote a tribute to myself).
So, to not take you away from celebrating Father's Day with the men in your lives I'll make this short.
I love being a father. My boys are fantastic, cute, funny, energetic, and bring me a lot of joy and pride because I am their dad. I love playing with them, "beating them up" (wrestling), teaching them, and working with them in the yard and in the home. They are good boys and I am grateful to be their dad.
However, without their mom, I don't know how much I would like them.
Undoubtedly I would love my sons but who they are has been and continues to be influenced so much by their mom and her good example and teaching that without her I don't know how much I would like them. I am certain they would be hoodlums and miscreants without her influence. I'm grateful to be a father and that's because of their mother.
To all the fathers out there: Happy Father's Day! (and to all the mothers: Happy Father's Day as well!)