With Father's Day coming up soon, I'm reflecting on what my father did for me as I was growing up. He was an alcoholic who struggled with depression, and his disease(s) made family life difficult. But despite these issues, I always knew that he loved me. He provided for the family and to this day I can count on him for good advice when I need it. If you're interested, here's the history of Father's Day describing a short study of why fathers are viewed as heroes. I'm curious: What is (or was) your dad like? What are your feelings toward him? Is Father's Day a happy or sad day for you?