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This Father’s Day, I am grateful that Jacob has for a father a man of faith, humility, hard work, integrity, humor, and most of all, love. Watching John interact with Jacob sets my heart on fire with gratitude for how good God has been to me. I love these boys more than anything, and I count my blessings every day.
When I was in the card store last week, I was reminded that Father’s Day isn’t simply about fathers in the stricter sense: it’s about grandfathers, uncles, godfathers, and friends. And I am so grateful to recognize that Jacob has people in each of these categories to look up to, to lean on, and to love.
Lucky boy that he is, Jacob has two incredible grandfathers—who love him to pieces, and four wonderful uncles—who are all living their dreams (entrepreneur, brewer, poker player, actor) and, in their own ways, being an example to him of how to be a good, strong man. If that weren’t enough, he also has a godfather who is one of the most charitable people on the planet.
In the unique group of people we’ve come to call friends over the last year in Brooklyn, there are a host of new fathers who are advancing professionally in ways that require more time outside of the office, while still making family life (and our monthly wine tastings) work. These are guys with perspective, priorities, goals, and the strength and determination to make their dreams come true, whether they are in the fields of architecture, finance, or higher education.
When I look at Jacob, I see the many things he might become in his life. And when I look around him this Father’s Day, I see the men who will show him the way.
Thank God for families, thank God for sons, thank God for fathers!