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Challenge: Dads Got This

Fatherhood doesn't always look like work, but it is.

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It doesn't look like work, but it is.

I know that.

I see you and how hard you are working.

To be a good dad.

To present.

To be engaged.

When you do things, like spend half your Sunday putting together a basketball hoop Santa got for the kids, it is work.

It's God's work.

And it's a parent's work.

Because it's the kind of work, that despite not getting paid for it, matters the most.

It's work that will leave a giant positive mark on the tiny people you have brought into this world, by sending them out into it feeling confident they are unconditionally loved, supported, respected, worthy, and capable.


school projects,

math homework help,

storytime every night,

practicing baseball,

throwing the football,

watching her twirl,

observing performances,

and laughing at every nonsensical joke.

It's all in a week's work for the overscheduled, overtasked, often under-appreciated working dad.

We see you, working dad.

We see you working when you're working, and we see that you're never not working.

You are noticed

You are valued.

You are treasured.

You are a godsend to your kids and spouse.

And, you deserve just as much recognition as your standardly applauded, superwomen wives regularly receive.

Here's hoping this is just the beginning.

Here's hoping we hear and read about you being praised a bit more often.

Here’s just a small ‘thank you’ from one woman who feels ridiculously grateful for her kids’ father.

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