Fathers have been recognized in special ways since the Middle Ages.

According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. 

This celebration began in Catholic Europe during the Middle Ages. Then, it was brought to the Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese.

Father’s Day was not celebrated in the US, outside Catholic traditions, until the early 20th century, when it was inaugurated to complement Mother’s Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting.

It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, and celebrated in the U.S. on the third Sunday of June. 

As a tribute to men all across the globe, I am re-printing this wonderful poem written by Richelle E. Goodrich, an American author and novelist.

“Fathers are… 
The teeth on a saw,
The head of a nail,
The blades on a mower.

Fathers are…
The grit in a tumbler,
The cement in the pit,
The coin for the machine.

Fathers are…
The air in the tires,
The spring in the suspension,
The key to the ignition.

Fathers are… 
the confidence in a dare,
The energy of a command,
The boots for the trail.

Tis true you might make things work without them, 
but not at all like they were meant to.” 

To Celebrate and Honor All Fathers around the world this week, the dedicated team at DrJackieBlack.com would like to take this opportunity to say, “Happy Father’s Day!”

Remember only YOU can make it happen!

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