Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Importance of Father's Day...........Every Day!
Growing up in the 40's and 50's I don't remember ever meeting a single dad. Ever. But, in the 80's and 90's after being widowed and dating, I met and dated several single fathers who were raising their children alone.
Selfless, sensitive, kind men - all of them. Even a few years ago I was blessed to know and date a man who raised SIX kids alone. It was a privilege to know all of them and him, to put it mildly. A great memory.
Friends tell me they see the three of them walking down the street or at the organic market - always having fun. Big smiles and laughter.
To tell you the truth, I don't think I ever went anywhere with my Dad alone in all my years at home. He worked and he came home. We cooked in the backyard and watched TV as a family, but other then that, I don't think Dads back then were nearly as involved with the day to day care of their children.
For me, it's fun to just observe the shenanigans of the kids with their dad. It makes me know that all is right with their world along with the fact that these are memories and lessons that will impact them for their whole lives.
For my son, the rest of the world melts away when he is with Sebastian and Matilda. The most important thing to him is being their Father.
Happy Father's Day John.
AND, Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers out there reading this. You are VERY important and loved.