"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.
"Mother would come out and say, 'You’re tearing up the grass.'
'We’re not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We’re raising boys.'''
-- Harmon Killebrew
In case you have forgotten, today is Father’s Day.
Fathers rarely receive the same tokens of love and devotion that a mom does, but without a dad, the chances of your character being honest and your willpower strong, of you having the determination to provide for your own family and do it better than your dad did for you, are quite diminished.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad, and thanks for being simply a good dad.