Michigan Gas Utilities is celebrating dads this Father’s Day. The company asked employees to submit pictures and provide a few thoughts about what it means to be a dad.

Here are their words:

“I love that I get to be a part of their lives, the memories I have because of them and the experiences we share as a family.” — Mike Baker, vice president

“Fatherhood is my most prized possession — it impacts every decision I make. I am honored to have the opportunity to be the father of my two best friends. Their spunk and sense of wonderment bring a smile to my face each day.” — Kris Kleinsmith, gas distribution designer

“The best part about being a dad is spending time with my girls while they are still young enough to enjoy it.” — Brandon Williams, eastern operations manager