Our fathers carry half of our genetic makeup. Our relationship with our father plays a huge part of who we will become. In many segments of society, people grow up without ever knowing their fathers. This is unfortunate because fathers should play as important a role in raising their children as mothers. A father is the model of a man for his daughter and she will choose a man who is like him. A father is the model for his son as well. Fortunately, there is a trend for fathers to be more active in their children's lives.

No matter where I go
No matter what I become
I can always seek peace
By holding my dad's thumb
No matter what I do
No matter how I am
I can always find support
In my dad who is a gem
Thanks for everything dad