Thank you to dads of all kinds, possessing varying talents, battling different challenges, the dads who love, listen, and try their best.
Love to the dads-to-be, who wait for new life to unfold and who wonder how life, relationships, and work will change once he lays eyes on his sweet newborn for the first time.
Love to the dad who mastered middle-of-the-night swaddles. Love to the dad who brings mama water every time she sits down to nurse.
Love to the dads who hold tiny hands, gently wipe knee scrapes, kiss salty tears, give eskimo kisses, read bedtime stories, cheer “HOORAY!” and drive carpools.
Love to the dads who lose their tempers, then step back for a deep breath and an “I’m sorry.”
Love to the dads who raised us — fabulous and not-so-fabulous — for setting us on the path we’re on today.
Love to the men who have fathered us in ways other than blood-to-blood relationship, who folded us into their hearts to nurture and mentor us, who freely chose this role.
Love to the dads who are no longer with us, who we miss dearly, but who continue to live in our hearts and memories.
Love to the dads whose own childhoods were tough, but who strive every day to carve different, more intentional ways of fathering their own children.
Love to the dads who’ve lost a child, and whose hearts will never be the same.
Love to the dads who work to balance career and family life — knowing that the balance is always teetering and never easy.
May each of you know how valued and adored you are. Happy Father’s Day!
Dads, in what ways are you grateful for being a father? Mamas, in what ways would you like to praise your partner today?
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma
P.S. – Enjoy these photos of dads who attended Blooma yoga classes for free all week!