Here’s to the dads who love the mother of their children, because they know it sets the tone for how their daughters will choose men and how their sons will treat women. Heres to the dads who learn how to french braid their daughters hair when mom is off duty for a night. Heres to the dads who teach their kids how to fish – they’ll eat for a lifetime. Heres to the dads who work themselves to the bone to put food on the table and still open the door with a smile on and ready to play monopoly and fix dinner when they come home. Here’s to the dads who kiss and hug their kids. Heres to the dads who say ‘I Love You’ every single day – especially to their sons. Heres to the dads who stayed. Heres to the dads that know doing magic tricks and cooking pancakes in the shape of letters on Sunday mornings will feeds his kids souls longer than anything he could buy them would. Heres to the dads who aren’t afraid to look silly. Heres to the dads that let their daughters put hair ties and in their hair and makeup on their face. Heres to the dads who put their childs happiness above all else. Heres to the dads who teach their kids right from wrong. Heres to the dads who let their kids know theyre proud of them. Heres to all the dads who TRY. If you aren’t a dad yet or youre new at it, please don’t forget: You are needed, now more than ever. You are loved. You are appreciated. You are important. Happy Fathers Day to all of you Dads out there. And Happy Fathers Day to the most amazing man I’ve ever known – the one I’m lucky enough to call Dad. I miss you, love you, and hope that was really you I hugged in my dreams last night.