I'd like to take this time to say a few words about my dad Henry. He hasn't always been the 'dad' that I wanted but he has ALWAYS been there. I'm his oldest child and only daughter so we have a special connection.
Regardless of sex/gender, I feel like a father plays a very important role in a child's life. They aren't always the nurturer, but they are an important part of the foundation that our youth develop from. Like my mom, my dad played a great role in how I turned out as a woman. I feel like I realize now, as an adult, how much more we have connected as I have grown.
I need to be more open and involved in my dad's life. I also should not wait for hallmark to remind me when I should show him my total appreciation. It's too bad that father's day and mother's day make recognizing our parents into a once a year thing. Oh well, it is what it is, but no matter what, I'm grateful for his life and I'm blessed to be his daughter.