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My first Father’s Day

 


This will be my first Father’s Day as a father. My wife and I are expecting our firstborn, a sweet baby girl, in about a month.


As I understand it, Father’s Day is a good day to be a dad. You get all the red meat you could want, you can watch a Lee Marvin flick with impunity, and you get the love and admiration of your family in the form of cards with glued-on elbow macaroni.


Having grown up with a scrappy younger brother, I have only a vague and hypothetical understanding of what girls are like. My childhood may not have clued me in to the particular care and feeding that my little girl will need as she grows into the woman she’s destined to be. But I do know that little girls are a treasure, and it breaks my heart to know that globally, girls face abuse, neglect and exploitation daily.


Fathers are an integral part of our families and an essential part of this world. Your presence, attention and kindness at home lead to the stability that helps your family thrive out in the world. And your position can be used to advocate for justice.


My wife and I want to give our little girl a life of possibility. We are doing everything in our power to give her every opportunity imaginable -- to grow, explore, learn, and thrive. This Father’s Day, as I await the arrival of our own little girl, I’m thinking of the baby girl being born in a different country, without the same hope and opportunity, and I want to change that.
Through Sister India, you and I can make a difference in the life of a woman in India, impacting the choices she makes for her daughters and the opportunities she can offer them.


Fathers, we can take a stand for them. And for those of you who aren’t fathers, you can give a gift in honor of the father who has always been an advocate for you.


This Father’s Day, let your Dad know you love and appreciate him. And thank him with a gift to Sister India: https://progress-sisterindia.nationbuilder.com/donate_now





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