Father’s Day is that particular day of the year when we get to celebrate the dads that are important to us, as well as giving us an opportunity to reflect on the many dimensions of fatherhood. The role of being a dad comes in a multitude of shapes and sizes – there are the fathers we’re born to; those who have raised us; stepfathers and grandfathers and the fathers with whom we share our children and beloved pets. Each relationship is unique and helps to shape our lives.
We took the opportunity to catch up with some of the fathers from the ferm LIVING office at their homes and asked them what it is that makes being a dad so special.
Senior Product Manager
Father to Cecilie, 31, Anna, 30, Nikoline, 27, and Aya, 19.
Grandfather to Andrea, 6, and Luna, 3
“I am a lucky father to four resourceful young women with four very different personalities. I have a very close father-daughter relationship with each of my four girls, which is based on mutual understanding, acceptance and unconditional love. We have a strong, unbreakable bond that makes being a father very special to me, as I have now been for more than 31 years.
The best thing about being a father is getting to watch your children grow up, move away from home, start families of their own and then have the awareness that you are still a father. The worry you feel when you send your children out into the world, from the first day at nursery school to moving away from home, also continues with the next generation. But it’s a good worry.”
Allan Dooleveat Holm
Father to Oscar, 5, and Clara, 1
“The best thing about being a father is that I get to be a part my children’s journeys through life, and at the same time do my best to guide them on the right path. The unconditional love for, from and between my children is indescribable.”
“The worry you feel when you send your children out into the world, from the first day at nursery school to moving away from home, also continues with the next generation. But it’s a good worry.”
Father to August, 13, and Saga, 7
“For me, the best part of being a dad is all about the little things in everyday life – the small hugs, inside jokes and daily laughs. I love being able to create memories, traditions and experience things together as a family. Those are the things that truly matter to me.”
Area Sales Manager
Dog Dad to Leffe, 1
“The best thing about being dog dads is that every day he makes us happy with his playful, cheeky and faithful soul. And that he brings us out into nature in any weather. That’s fun.”