Father’s Day was great. The small gathering held at my future daughter-in-law’s was adults only this year. The grandkids had places to be, but the five us enjoyed pizza on the grill, salad, pie and cocktails – yum! Just the adults and the dogs this year.
My husband and I are orphans. All four of our parents are gone but we are still a family and we get together when we can. My father was in aviation for 40+ years and his father was a farmer and handyman all his life. I miss them both but they provided a good solid example of what a father should be and how he should take care of his family. They were loved.
My son is marrying in the fall and will become an instant father of two and I know he is ready. Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy. We celebrated his first Father’s Day a little early and he manned the grill.
My husband became a father a little earlier than either of us had in mind but we were both excited to become parents. The kids grew up with us in some ways, but we have remained close maybe because of this. We had little in the way of money but made up for it in love.
Father’s Day is a great reminder of the relationships you have forged in life and helps you to embrace them. I hope you spent time with your father or the father of your children and made a point to give him a big kiss. Fathers are the pillars of a family. Happy Father’s Day!