Oh there are studies galore that talk about the powerful effects of a good dad.

I love this article I came across the other day explaining with graphs, the depths of their importance.

And I loved this post from Brooke Romney about how to appreciate your own husband more. So important!

Because really, Dads have the power to make the world go around.

Children want to make their fathers proud, and an involved father promotes inner growth and strength. Studies have shown that when fathers are affectionate and supportive, it greatly affects a child’s cognitive and social development. It also instills an overall sense of well-being and self confidence.

Pediatric Associates

The beauty of when a dad simply “shows up” makes all the difference in the world.

I’m so grateful for this dad of our family who has shown up in so many ways.

Dave smiling with Elle.
Dave sleeping with Max and Buzz Lightyear, such a good dad.
Max and Dave smiling on a tube in the lake.
Max and Dave measuring their wingspan.
Dave and Claire smiling on safari
A good dad with Claire
Dave the good dad taking care of his daughter Lucy at the doctor

And now we have a new emergent Dad here as part of our family.

Good Dad Max with Baby Murphy

Thank you to all the good dads out there who are changing the world one day at a time.

May we support them and encourage all their efforts in every way we can!

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  1. Love all these pictures. Most of them I have never seen! The internet couldn’t keep up with Dave’s Dance. I’ll try again tomorrow. Ha!

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