|Jim looking at his niece.|
|Hans looking at his granddaughter.|
I Love You.
|Everhard looking at his daughter.|
|Wout looking at his niece.|
To the fathers who have given every shred of their being to raise children on their own, or, as my partner does, to provide, and literally build a roof over our heads, out of sheer sacrifice and determination, you are teaching your children that they can. You empower them to persevere and to have faith in their emergent skills.
|Markus looking at his son.|
To the fathers who become their boyish adventurous selves in the presence of their children; who take them on crazy funny bike adventures, who take them climbing around in shipwrecks and wandering aimfully over high mountains and through deep valleys: Sometimes you are expressing your love through adventure and your children know it. You teach them to explore. You teach us that it is important to be happy.
|John looking at his niece.|
|Adrian looking at his nephew.|
|Gerhard looking at his niece.|
|Pat looking at his daughter.|
|Ernest looking at his granddaughter.|
To the fathers who have loved through pain, heartbreak, struggle, drudgery, and apathy, thank you. To the fathers who have brought hope and trust and joy and adventure to each generation, thank you! We look at you and we see that we are loved. We see that your face shines when you look at us and we know that's what love is.
Thank you for finding your way.
Thank you for showing us the way.
Thank you for your gift to humanity.