North Shore Gas is celebrating dads this Father’s Day. The company asked employees to submit pictures and provide a few thoughts about why they love being a dad.

Here are their words:

“I enjoy watching her learn something new every day and enjoy seeing the little personality she has. Her smile makes my day.” — Brett Glavey, general supervisor

“I love being a dad because of the joy and excitement my kids express whenever they see me. They know that I’m their dad and favorite person who will always be there for them to love them and guide them.” — Charles Creager, engineering supervisor

“My daughter has taught me more about life and opened my world in ways I didn’t know were possible.” — David Ahlgrim, construction project manager

“I love being a dad because my sons motivate me to do new and fun things. They keep me young.” — David Schwartz, senior communications specialist