Obama Delivers Father's Day Message

The president's weekly address focuses on dad's special day.
3:00 | 06/15/13

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Hi everybody. This Sunday is Father's Day and someone to take a moment to talk about the most important job many of us will ever have and that's being a dad. Today we're blessed to live in a world where technology allows us to connect instantly would just about anyone on the planet. The no matter how advanced we get. There will never be a substitute for the love and support. And most importantly the presence of -- parent and child's life. And in many ways that's uniquely true for father's. I never really knew my own father. I was raised by single mom and two wonderful grandparents made incredible sacrifices for me. And there are single parents like my mom all across the country who do -- job raising terrific kids. I so wish I had a dad who was not only around but -- -- Another role model to teach me what my mom did her best instill values like hard work and integrity. Responsibility. Delayed gratification all the things that give a child the foundation to envision a brighter future for themselves. That's why -- try every day to be former shell -- my girls what my father was not for my mother and me. And I've met plenty of other people. Dads and uncles and men without a family connection we're trying to break the cycle and give more or young people a strong male role model. Being a good -- what -- your gay or straight up Foster parent or grandparent isn't easy. It demands your constant attention frequent sacrifice and of course a healthy dose patients. And nobody's perfect. To this day I'm still trying to figure out how to be a better husband to my wife and a better father to my kids. And I want to do what I can as president encourages strong marriage and strong families. We should reform our child support laws to get more men working and engaged with -- children. And my administration will continue to work with the -- and other community organizations. As well as businesses. On a campaign to encourage strong parenting and -- Because if there's one thing -- -- a -- way it's that all our personal successes shy and bullets brightly if we fail fail. That's what matters -- When I look back on my life I won't be thinking about any particular legislation -- pastor policy -- promote. Public thing about Michelle and the journey we've been ought to get. We think about such as dance recitals and -- -- tennis matches. About the conversations we've had in the quiet moments we share. I'll be thinking about whether -- did right by them when they knew every day just how much they were -- That's where I think about when I think about. If we can do our best to be a source comfort and encouragement to markets. If we can show them unconditional love and help them grow into the people they were meant to be. And we will succeed. So happy Father's Day to all the dads out there and have a great weekend.

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