It's Thanksgiving! And we're feeling particularly thankful this year to have our families to lean on. In celebration, we're looking back at some of our favorite posts from our Instagram followers, explaining why they were thankful to be dads. Here are some of our favorite responses:
"I’m thankful to finally be acknowledged as a legal parent to my son!
The month of Halloween has been amazing. Forge has been 5 different costumes and we’ve celebrated from the Magic Kingdom to our annual #TarrytownHalloweenParade. Now it’s time to focus on our haunted house for Halloween night! Our son is so lucky to be able to grow up around his family. #GayDads #HappyHalloween #YouMadThough @opiepr
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@pedrofelipealvarenga: "Because I found a truly love that I never thought existed. So deeply that I would give my life for her ❤️"
"It took so much effort to become a dad that I’m thankful to see that even the most seemingly impossible dreams really can come true."
@ruggierilamfamily: "Thankful to have two healthy boys, a husband to love, and many years to create amazing wonderful memories!"
@djinn1313: "We're thankful to be dads because our son has shown us that having two dads is nothing to be ashamed of."
@theconways13: "We are so thankful to be dads because every morning, we get to wake up to his beautiful smile that brings so much joy and happiness to our lives. "
@tjb614: "I’m thankful to be a dad because every day is a new adventure, filled with more love than I ever knew was possible."
"I couldn’t imagine not being a dad. My children are amazing and they both turned out to be awesome adults. Very proud to be their father."
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"Thankful for these two little people we get to love and watch grow every day. It’s an honour and a privilege and the biggest ride of our life! "
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"I'm thankful to be a dad because my son reminds me that there are beautiful things in the world!"
I'm gay and a dad. Being a single dad is a challenge, but a fun one! One of my proudest moments was watching my son name every color in the rainbow. We love the park, making pancakes, and lots of tickles. #gaydad #singledad #gayutah #utahgay #lgbtqia #gayparent
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