Today is June 21, 2009. It is my birthday but more importantly, it’s Father’s Day. This is the first time since becoming a Dad that the two have landed on the same day. It’s making me think a lot about what it means to be a father and how important that role is in my life. I can honestly say that there is nothing that I let get in the way of me being a good dad to my boys. Every decision I make is with them in mind. It’s hard to quantify love, but I can honestly tell you that my boys are at the top of the list.

Being a good father is important to me. My dad was always there for me and my sister when we needed him and he still is to this day. He’s a source of advice, guidance, support and love. I want my boys to have that same feeling about me. I want them to know that they can always come to me for whatever they need or want. For me, Father’s day isn’t so much about appreciating dad’s, but it’s more about how much I love being a father and how important my family is to me.