Be A Father


Parker Clay

What does it mean to be a Father?  With Father's Day coming up in a few weeks, this is a question we want to share with our community, both locally and internationally.  As Co-Founder of Parker Clay, and dad to 5 amazing kids, I often think of what it really means to be a dad.  Rooted in the foundation of the Parker Clay DNA has a lot to do with being a father and also being loved by a father.  

When I made my first 9,000 mile journey over to Ethiopia it was because of my daughter Selah.  I can remember the overwhelming feeling I had in meeting her for the first time, and in that moment life changed forever.  Prior to this trip to Ethiopia, there was a burden on my heart and it started with Parker and Clay, my two sons.  When I became a father, my idea of love was taken to a whole new level, and when I looked at Parker and Clay I just couldn't help but think of all the children around the world without the love of a mother or father.  This catalyst is what took the first 9,000 mile trip and turned it into closer to 300,000 miles to date along with moving our family internationally twice , and adding two more kids to the three we already had.

For me, being a father is about being genuine, honest, and giving 100% of the love I have to give. I have learned that I cannot and will not let being a father be about giving what is left of me but rather giving what is best of me.  It takes courage, perseverance, and a frequent dose of humility to do it well.  It takes all these things because nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.  Besides being a husband to my beautiful wife, my next greatest joy is being a father.

As we approach Father's Day on June 19th, we would love to hear your stories of what it means to "be a Father"?  We are going to be celebrating by having a giveaway on our social media using #BeAFather hashtag.  So this Father's Day, let's celebrate together by sharing these stories.  

To Enter, share a picture of you with your father or your child and use #BeAFather to show us what it means to you.  Make sure you follow our social media pages @parkerclayintl and include #ParkerClayIntl when you share.  Show us what it means to #BeAFather for a chance to win:

-$150 Gift Card to @ParkerClayIntl 

-Our All New Overnight Bag, perfect gift for you or that special Father this Father's Day

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-Ian 

Co-Founder and CEO

Giveaway Details: #BeAFather Father's Day photo contest begins May 20th at 8am and ends June 3rd at 11:59pm EST.  To enter, share a photo and write a caption on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with the hashtag "BeAFather"  You must also be following @Parkerclayintl and tag #ParkerClayIntl The prize has no cash value and cannot be transferred.  One winner will be chosen at random and announced on June 6th, 2016.  Photo contest is open only to residence of the United States.  Photo contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.


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