This Father’s Day –

Besides thanking the important men in our lives –

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Let’s also think about what it means to be a father.

It’s more than just providing half the DNA for a child.

It’s even more than providing financial support.

It’s about caring –

Protecting –

Teaching –

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And being a real presence in that child’s life.

Kids learn a lot from their dads –

And not just how to tie a tie – or throw a ball.

They learn about responsibility –

And love.

Becoming a father is not a decision to be taken lightly.

It’s a lifetime commitment –

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Or at least it should be.