Growing up in a single-parent household was never easy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Despite the hardships my family faced as my mother struggled to make ends meet, my upbringing shaped me into a strong, compassionate person. I only have one parent raising me, but seeing how hard my mom works and how much she sacrifices for my sisters and I, makes me realize how fortunate I am.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one-third of American children are growing up without their biological father. But even if you’re dad-less on Father’s Day, you can still celebrate the holiday.
Take time recognize a special male figure in your life. Whether it’s an uncle, grandfather, coach, teacher, etc., tell your “father-figure” how much they mean to you on this significant day.