LCA Houston’s Top Fabulous Father’s Day Special Edition
Let’s face it, we often sideline the importance of a father’s role. While it is absolutely just to rejoice and put mothers on higher pedestal since they do face the physical and emotional brunt of parenthood, we cannot ignore the role a father plays in a child’s life. A dad can certainly make or break a home. It has been very rightly said – almost any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad. Being a father comes from the heart. Today as I miss my own father, an amazing gentleman, who passed away almost five years ago, I dedicate this special Father’s Day feature highlighting LCA Houston’s Top Fabulous Fathers.
Here is our list of our favorite daddies, who though from various ethnic and philanthropic backgrounds and professions take their role as a daddy very seriously. Here is our LIST!
Quan is an amazing Father who puts time with the children above other things. He values eating dinner together, family movie nights and countless extra curricular activities. He is strict but he is fair. Being a part of a blended family comes with extra challenges. “He treats all of our children the same, and has done so since the beginning of our relationship. When we renewed our vows last year in Hawaii it was extra special. It takes a very special man to be the anchor for this diverse crew. I think he is the worlds best Dad!” says wife Staci Henderson.
The bond between this father daughter duo is one I can’t resist bragging about! He makes time for Ariya everyday despite his demanding job and current training for muscle mania. She has him completely wrapped around her finger and he’s ready to do anything to make her smile. At least once a week, they go on a date to the park together or to her favorite yogurt bar. He’s also a fitness enthusiast so they work out together tirelessly daily. He constantly brags about her healthy eating to his friends, it’s because of him she goes for broccoli at most birthday parties instead of cupcakes!” says wife Sharan.
When Kanchan and Bikram were blessed with two beautiful girls Sohaila & Sahib Kaur and one son, Zorawar Singh, Kanchan who always had immense reverence for her husband Bikram, realised for the first time how special a father he was as he wanted to learn every single detail from the nurses and wanted to perform everything they did for the babies, himself. “His spirit and love for them have been bar none and he’s been the only one between the two of us to feed all three of them at the same time which is extremely difficult,” gushes Kanchan. We have never seen anyone give themselves so selflessly & passionately, as this truly amazing dad who strives to bring laughter and happiness to his family. “I truly think he was born to be an exceptional father, and I am in awe of him every single day.” signs off wife Kanchan.
Pankaj Dhume is a doting father and an inspiration to his children. Described by his children as the “classiest” man they know, Pankaj commands respect with his strong sense of integrity and keeps the family laughing with his distinct sense of humor. “In everything you do whether it is professionally, personally or spiritually you lead us by example,” say Mahima and Gaurav for whom their dad, Pankaj had always been their guiding compass.
Popularly known as Amplified Solutions CEO, Rob is a businessman but fondly calls himself a dad first. His conversations are filled with talk and bragging about his kids. 6′-4″ tall, Todd does not shy away from playing Barbie on the floor with his kids, cooking and helping with their homework. He enjoys reading to them every night and challenging their intellect. “I apologize to them when warranted and ask the same of them. Teach them that it’s ok to fail as long as they did their best,” he shares.
Speciality Sales Professional for Gucci at Saks Fifth Avenue, the responsibility of being a father compels him to be the best man that he can be. Raising his son the right way requires Odom to lead by example, so he has to remind himself that his son is watching his actions. “Having an amazing example in my own father has made fatherhood a lot easier,” shares Ray.