YOU FATHERS MATTER. A LOT.

julie and dad - shorts and longs - julie rybarczykTo all the fathers who have
shown up,
stuck around,
raised up,
cared for,
and sat down.

To the fathers
who are still doing it
day in and day out.

And to the fathers
who always meant to do it.

To the fathers who are
strong,
wise,
safe,
steady,
tender,
protective,
wacky,
and true.

And to the fathers
who hope they are
at least some of those things,
at least some of the time.

To the fathers who are
loved,
known,
and treasured.

To the fathers who are
missed,
grieved,
and longed for.

To the fathers who have
stepped in
and become a father
to the fatherless.

You matter.

More
than you probably know.

More
than you might have intended to.

More
than anything can ever change.

Thank you for giving life.

And thank you
for every single moment that you
have offered your brave,
imperfect
best.

Nothing can ever
replace
the father that is
you.

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Every year, as I get older, I have more friends spending Father’s Day missing a dad who’s no longer here.

Or missing a dad who was never there.

I know how lucky I am to have had my dad around for so long. I also know how much of an impact our fathers have-whether they want to or not.

So, to those of you missing a beautiful father who loved you well, I’m so very sorry for your loss.

To those of you grieving a delinquent father who didn’t love well, I’m even more sorry for that loss.

To those of you celebrating a father-or a father figure-you truly love, you are blessed. Not everyone gets to spend time with their father, so make sure you make the most of your time together. Days like Father’s Day are perfect for showing your father just how much he means to you. Of course, gifts aren’t important, however, it can be nice for fathers to receive something. There are so many lovely gifts out there that people could give to their father, such as jewelry or aftershaves. Alternatively, some fathers might take their grooming routine very seriously and may need some new products. If that’s the case, it might be worth looking for some beard balms, for example. It’s worth noting that bossmanbrand.com has more beard products too which may be useful for Father’s Day. Be sure to treat your Father to a lovely gift to show him how much he means to you.

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Happy Father’s Day to my sweet dad, shown with me above. And Happy Father’s Day to all the rest of you very important men!

xo

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