Michigan Gas Utilities 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:

“Being a father brings me more joy (and some pain) than I’ve ever expected to get out of life! It is my most cherished accomplishment. I am forever grateful for my two girls.” — Kris Kleinsmith, gas distribution designer

“What I love about being a dad is creating moments and memories that they can look back on when they are older with fondness and a big smile.” — Aaron Lawrence, operations supervisor

“I love every part of being a dad!! Especially when I get home from work and see the kids’ faces light up, the joy and happiness I see that I bring to them with everything we do together can turn any day around! Seeing them happy and healthy is why I love being a dad!!” — Benjamin Hazel, operations supervisor

“I love being a dad, not only because of the opportunity I had raising two daughters, but now I get to see and hear what they are doing with their lives and careers. They have grown into responsible and caring adults, and that makes me very proud to be their dad.” — Gregg Griffin, senior account manager