Happy Father’s Day

Fathers Day Hero

One of our youth wrote this special message for Father’s Day. We hope you enjoy her words!

In honor of Father’s Day, I would like to say thank you to all the fathers around the world who hold their family together. It is not just any other day, but it takes a real man to show up for his wife and children even when it gets tough.

“A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.”

Mat Johnson

I remember when I was younger my dad used to take me to soccer practice and games, but also to my school events. When I used to get scared at night, I would sleep in my parents’ bed, and he would carry me back to my room once I fell asleep.

One of my core memories is going to my first Kansas Jayhawks basketball game. I remember how exciting it was, and how much fun I had spending the day with him. I know that life would have looked different if he was not present in my life. It makes me happy to know that God gave me a father that attends the way he did and continues to do.

So today is for the man that showed up and was active in my life, and for all the fathers out there. Happy Father’s Day!

You cannot overestimate the influence that a dad has on his child, family, and community. But we know many youth do not have their father in their lives. When you give to Together We Thrive, you help provide at risk youth with a consistent influence to help them navigate life and rewrite their story. Your donation goes directly to placing Life Coaches into the North Texas community!