In honor of the papas

Posted on May 25 2024 in From the Editor
Britt Davis and her dad
My dad and I during a visit to the Grand Canyon in 2016.

By Britt Davis

Father’s Day is June 16. Last month, I talked about the wonderful women in my life. This month is for the papas.

My dad, Kevin, is one of my loudest supporters. He encouraged any dream I had growing up, including when I went through a Sherlock Holmes phase and wanted to be a detective when I was 9 or 10. He set up “clues” all over our property for me to figure out who stole a flashlight. Spoiler alert — it was our cat. He also taught me the value of hard work, how to have a positive outlook, and how leadership is more than being the loudest voice in the room.

My father-in-law, Shannon, is the biggest family man I know. He’s a steady presence for all of his children and grandchildren. He loves nothing more than having all of us in one place at the same time, especially when a game of HORSE in the driveway is involved.

My husband, Brooks, made the transition into fatherhood look easy. The moment they placed our daughter in his arms at the hospital, I could see him embrace his new role. He’s been with me every step of the way in raising Gwen and is always helpful, including with making the food you see every month in the recipe section. Because he’s such a great dad, he makes it easier for me to be a good mom.

I know Mother’s Day gets most of the hype, but take time on the 16th to celebrate the dads, grandpas, and father figures in your life. They would appreciate a phone call, too. If you’re looking for the men in my life that day, I’m sure you will find them on the golf course.

Britt Davis is editor of Indiana Connection