Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Of all the challenges I have endured throughout my life (and there have been many), I have to say that fatherhood was the toughest of them all. But with the travails that come with it, also come the rewards that cannot be adequately described. Despite the roller coaster ride that it brings with it, I wouldn't trade it for the world and I'd do it again if I had to. It is one of the most gratifying and satisfying roles I have ever filled.

So to all of my readers that are fathers, this one day is set aside for you. I hope you have a great day.

Happy Father's Day.

7 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Happy Fathers Day,kiddo!

Being a dad is a great experience....being a grandpa is even better! Enjoy!

LASunsett said...

Thank you ME.

My son is taking me out to breakfast, which means I will be eating breakfast at noon today.

Mary Ellen said...

LOL!

At least you're home, my husband had to leave on a business trip on a 7:30 flight, so he was out the door at 5:30 am....this, after arriving home from vacation yesterday evening. He just unpacked the vacation clothes and packed the business stuff. We'll be celebrating Fathers Day next Sunday instead...sort of an "Orthodox Fathers Day", or "Un-Orthodox, however you want to look at it I guess.

rocket said...

From across the ocean I'll be remebering my dad who passed away last August.

For those of you who still have your fathers don't forget them because once their gone there's no way we can thank them for their sacrifices.

A.C. McCloud said...

For those of you who still have your fathers don't forget them because once their gone there's no way we can thank them for their sacrifices.

Nicely said. Happy father's day, all.

LASunsett said...

Rocket,

//For those of you who still have your fathers don't forget them because once their gone there's no way we can thank them for their sacrifices.//

Well said.

I had two fathers. One was merely biological. He is still alive well into his 80s. We are not particularly close, he didn't raise me, he really didn't sacrifice much for me at all.

The one that raised me has been gone 10 years now; and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. Personality-wise, I am more like him than I am my own biological father.

Mary Ellen said...

rocket

I'm sorry, I know this is a difficult day for you. Very good advice, to be sure. I don't think we quit honoring our dads, whether they are with us in body or spirit. Hang in there, kiddo.