Father’s Day is a holiday set aside to recognize the unique contributions you make to your children’s lives all year long. Every single day you sacrifice and offer love and support that is essential to your family’s well-being. Those efforts might go overlooked more than they should, but you should never doubt how important your role as a father is.
It is a sad reality that society has a way of marginalizing dads. In recent years, we’ve even seen companies run Father’s Day ad campaigns playing off the idea that a father is a sort of secondary parent.
It’s also an unfortunate truth that divorce has a way of changing Father’s Day. Ideally, you’ll spend a relaxing day surrounded by those you love the most. If you’re in the middle of a custody battle, that might not be the case.
However, a divorced dad is still a dad. Don’t lose sight of that and never doubt how important it is for you to stay active and emotionally engaged in your children’s lives.
Whether you spend a joyful Father’s Day with your kids or are struggling through a difficult life transition, be kind to yourself and know that you are appreciated and loved. Happy Father’s Day.