Whether he’s your biological father, the man who raised you like his own child, or simply the man who’s always been there for you, now is the perfect time to recognize and honor the father in your life.
This Father’s Day, we’re taking a moment to talk about our own dads and what makes them so gosh-darn great! Thanks for always being there for us with a comforting hug, some good advice, or a cheesy joke to lighten the mood. We love you!
And to all the dads out there: Happy Father’s Day, from all of us at Peninsulas! Thanks for bringing a little more love to the world!
Robert Jameson: Like Father, Like Son
"Mark Twain once said, ‘When I was a boy of 14, I thought my father was so ignorant that I could barely stand to have him around. When I turned 21, I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in 7 years.’ My father has continued to amaze me with every passing year.
“A man of few words, my dad laid down a path of integrity and honesty for me to follow. But every time I found myself straying from that path or tripping over my own feet (trust me, there have been many times!) he was always there to pick me up, dust me off, and point me in the right direction.
“People who know both of us always comment how similar we are in appearance and manor. I can’t think of a higher compliment.”
Sherri Lawton Jameson: "My Dad is Humble and Caring"
"The reason I love this photo so much is the look on my dad’s face – he just looks so proud. He knows how to make me feel special too, when he calls, he always asks for his “favorite" daughter – even though I’m an only child!
"My dad has a very dry sense of humor and an amazing work ethic. I really admire the volunteer work he does at the Howell Nature Center. He is on the board of directors and tends to the animals at the rehabilitation clinic. I went with him to release a hawk once, and it was incredible to see a previously injured hawk fly again.
"As he would tell it, I rope him into helping me out, but I think he secretly enjoys it. He built the fixtures in both the Berkley and the Cross Village stores. When I renovated my first house (it was pretty rough), he cleaned out all the bugs and mouse droppings and helped with the renovations. Neither of us will ever attempt to put wallpaper up on a ceiling ever again!"
Rachel Hughes is Truly Grateful for Her Father
"My dad was larger than life for me and my siblings. He always made sure we knew we were safe and loved. He taught me to work hard and take care of the people who are important to you. I’ll take that with me for the rest of my life!"
Jackie Affatati Admires Her Dad
"I love that my dad LOVES music. I love that he jams to his favorite albums. I love how he turns the music up a little too loud? Did I mention he's got some swanky speakers (McIntosh), record player and all the original vintage accessories. I love that I can hear certain songs and I immediately think of him.
"I love his classic casual style. His classic slim Levi and a flannel or plaid shirt. Sperry’s or Boots. I love his hugs and his Sunday morning breakfast... his famous fried eggs with the full spread or fresh doughnuts or bagels. I love that no matter how much my dad was working - he always made it to the most special memories of my life.
"When I was a kid, I was in Our Town Art Show and I felt my dad was so proud of me. And he always had flowers and a big smile after my dance recitals, and was right by my side for daddy daughter dance nights for girl scouts. I knew he was my guy and I could always count on him.
"I love that my parents have always loved me and accepted me for who I am. I loved that my parents never made me feel uncomfortable for my body, sense of clothing style, or anything. My parents always told me I was beautiful and intelligent. They have always made me feel loved."
Lauren Nyquist's Dad Always Sees the Glass Half Full
"My dad has been such a positive force in my life. He’s taught me to stand up for what I believe in, to think critically about the world around me and to ask questions. He’s instilled the belief in me that things will end up alright if I hang on and have faith. He can be very brave (thanks for killing all those spiders) but will definitely still get misty-eyed thinking about the people he loves, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Love you Dad."
Maggie LaFramboise's Dad is the Real Deal
“My dad will do anything and everything for the people he loves. Over the past 18 years he has shown me how the power of empathy and understanding can change your life for the better. Whenever my mom, younger sister and I are in the same room, he loves to say 'it’s my favorite women in the world all in one place.'"
Robin Ribits' Dad is Awesome
"My dad is a doctor, a garden tender, an awesome papa, an organizer, a scraped knee cleaner, a reader, a fantastic laugher, a biker, a chocolate lover, a knowledge seeker, and a good advice giver.
"I have many fond memories of going to Florida with my dad as a kid. In particular I remember him always fulfilling my request to hold me as we would walk the beach at night looking for crabs. I was spooked that the crabs might get my toes!
"He held me up then and now as well."