I have several friends who have crappy or non-existent relationships with their dads. Not all dads can be great.
But mine is. He’s pretty nerdy and weird and a little shy. He talks to me when I’m sad or angry and has always respected me. He’s protective without being restrictive and basically everything a dad should be.
Some of my favorite moments have been when those friends of mine who don’t really have dads have told me how important my dad is to them. He doesn’t know many of my friends very well as he prefers to keep to himself, but through years of friendship, some of them have seen the kind of dad he is. And they love it. And I love to share my dad with them!
I wish you all could have had loving and kind dad’s growing up and in your life now, but I know that isn’t the case. I’m lucky enough to have a dad worthy of such a celebration, but you can celebrate any man who has been a loving and caring “father” to you.