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Father are our first heroes

Updated: Jun 19, 2021

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, or a sail to take us there, but a guiding light to show us the way. - Unknown

I read a fact the other day that surprised me; it stated that Father’s Day wasn’t a holiday until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed a bill introducing it into our American Hallmark world. June and necktie sales haven’t been quite the same since then.

Mother’s Day, on the other hand has been around since the 1920’s I believe. This isn’t surprising, considering women sacrifice our bodies, sanity and deep sleep for not only nine months, but the rest of our lives once our children are born. I read a quote by Elizabeth Stone that summed motherhood up quite well, “Deciding to have a child is like deciding to walk around with your heart outside of your body for the rest of your life."