Okay…I really don’t want to make another sad post but I know that this one will fall into those lines so bear with me. Today is Father’s Day. It is a day to celebrate those that taught us to throw a baseball, make a tackle, become a man. The guy that passed along so much wisdom we can’t even recognize it until we have to use it…and we will use every bit of it.
My father has been a sense of strength my whole life. Always calm, always strong, always there with support and an answer when needed. Thank you Dad for always being the rock in my life.
Tomorrow my wife and I are playing in a golf tournament, the EP Classic, which was set up to honor the father of some family friends of ours. They do a great job of honoring Ernie Pierce and raise some money to help research the disease that took his life. It is an amazing event carried out by the daughters of a good man. Well done Lesley, Melissa and Amber! I am always impressed by people who are able to find ways to honor their parents and these ladies are on the top of the list.
So…here it is. Father’s Day. This was supposed to have been my first Father’s Day. Now it is one of those strange occasions in my life where I simply don’t fit in anywhere. I had a son. But was never a father. Never got the chance to pass along the wisdom of my father to my son. Mother’s day was equally as hard on me…because where do Kami and I fall? Just another question no one can answer. You would think that we would be used to it by now. We have had more unanswered questions over the last year than the previous 30+ years of our lives.
I really didn’t mean to make anyone sad or feel sorry for me. What I want to do is flip things a bit. If you are a Father or Mother and are being celebrated during these great moments, be sure to take a step back and look at how lucky you are for being able to be a parent to your wonderful children. You hear the term miracle thrown around a lot when it comes to kids and believe me, they truly are. Remember that and don’t take it for granted.
Thank you Mom and Dad for all the great things you have done for me…you are loved more than I can show or say.
One response to “Father’s Day”
You made me cry. Luckily I’m the only person in the office today. I find myself often thinking of you and Kami and your journey. I wish someone had answers for you two.