Advocate Photo Contest We love you, Dad

A shared passion: Christian Gips loves fishing on the pier in Rockport, loves catching big fish, but really loves his dad, John.

H

e's the man who fires up the barbecue every summer.

He's the man who walks you down the aisle, protects you from the world and, when you're younger, hoists you onto his shoulder.

Dad makes you feel like a champion, and in this year's Father's Day submissions, you've made Dad feel like a champion.

Choosing the best photo and story to win a Father's Day contest was not easy.

Reading every word and seeing every smiling face, it's evident that each father is doing a fantastic job.

Everyone wants to think their father is the best, and in truth, he is - the best for you.

Everyone's dad is special, so hold onto him and cherish him while you can.