To All The Dads Whose Father’s Day Might Look A Little Different This Year

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“To my husband whose Father’s Day might look a little different this year…

I pray you feel loved today, and I hope you remember you have not been forgotten.

Even though you might not be able to hold our babies in your arms today, you are still a dad and you deserve to be celebrated.

I know sometimes you might feel secondary on this road to parenthood, but your endless love and support have never gone unnoticed, and having you by my side is invaluable.

You are the glue that has held us together and the reason I continue to remain hopeful. I just know you are going to be the best daddy one day, and I cannot wait for the time to come.

So, to all the other dads today who may need to be reminded just how cherished they are…

The dads who are going through infertility,

The dads who have babies in heaven and not on earth,

The dads in waiting,

The dads who have opened up their hearts for adoption or fostering,

The dads who are mourning the loss of a child,

The dads who are struggling with today,

And every dad in-between…

This day is for you. You are seen, and you are heard, and you deserve to feel so loved today.

Regardless of what your Father’s Day may look like, you are still and will always be a dad and nothing will ever change that.

Happy Father’s Day.”

Husband and wife sitting in front of a lake while wife rests her head on her husband's shoulder
Courtesy of Mackenzie Eckinger

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Mackenzie Eckinger of Ohio and originally appeared here. You can follow her journey on Instagram here and here. Submit your own story  hereand be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best stories, and YouTube for our best videos.

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