For Father’s Day, we asked a few of the dads on Starlight’s staff to tell us what makes fatherhood special to them and their kids.
What does being a dad mean to you?
“Being a Father is the most important role you can undertake in your life. To nurture, love, guide and challenge your kids each and every day is the greatest privilege.” – Adam, CEO
“To me, being a dad means providing a space for my kids to grow emotionally and spiritually. It means making mistakes and owning up to them. It means modeling the behaviors and words I want my kids to have and say. It means watching a piece of my heart that I can’t control but I can mold. It’s difficult. It’s fun. It’s tiring and energizing. And so far, it’s been totally worth it. I love being a dad! – Matt, Mission Delivery Coordinator
“To raise a friend and help guide him away from life's pitfalls. Then to be understanding when he ignores my advice and wants to try something anyways!” – Mike, CFO
What brings your kids happiness?
“Adventures outside and swimming.” – Adam
“When he does well at something and we are there to see it... over and over again!” – Mike
“Currently, swimming in pools or being sprayed with a water hose brings happiness to my son (and also to my pregnant wife). He’s happy exploring the neighborhood on his balance bike and coasting down parking garage ramps, kicking a soccer ball or chasing a frisbee, and hiking. Reading books and “tuggling,” also known as snuggling, before bed makes him really happy too. Some nights so happy it’s hard to leave the room!” – Matt