This week I came across this beautiful quote about fatherhood... “There are many different kinds of bravery. There’s the bravery of thinking of others before one’s self. Now, your father has never brandished a sword nor fired a pistol, thank heavens. But he has made many sacrifices for his family, and put away many dreams.”
“Where did he put them?”
“He put them in a drawer. And sometimes, late at night, we take them out and admire them. But it gets harder and harder to close the drawer… He does. And that is why he is brave.”
(Conversation between Mrs. Darling and Michael, from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie)
Happy Father's Day to all of you who are called "Dad". It is no small thing, to be a father. Your role in the lives of your children is so deeply important. Every day you shape the way they will see themselves and the world for the rest of their lives. Thank you for all the sacrifices you makes for your family.
I am so thankful for the amazing dad that my boys have; I am so lucky to call this man my husband. Here are some of my favorite shots of him with our kids, as well as some favorite images of fatherhood from my archives...