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Father’s Day marks and celebrates the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Father figures can include fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives.

Do you have a father figure in your life? Is it your biological dad or someone else? When my dad was only 14 years old, his father passed away. So, many of the father figures in his life were men in the neighborhood where he grew up. They gave him advice, showed him how to fix things, and were there when he just needed to talk about life.

Dads are usually the ones who play with us and teach us through example. They show us how to ride a bike or teach us to drive our first car. However, they can also be the ones to show us how to cook or sew on a button. It just depends on what they do best.

What are some of the things the father figure in your life does best? What did you learn that you will teach your children or nieces and nephews one day? Is it how to hit a home run or grill a burger? Or, is it how to hang a picture or sail a boat? No matter what, the dads in our lives complete the needs we have as we grow up, and the person that helped complete your childhood is a pretty special person.