Sunday, June 21, 2009
One More Time !
Ok , let me try this one more time ...... HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you dads out there ! I know I falsely reported that June 7th was the day but THIS TIME I am absolutely SURE it is really FATHER'S DAY , ok ?
This is a important day . A day to honor those men in all our lives that made a difference to us . That was there for us when we needed them .Maybe he just gave you a look that said Atta-girl / Atta-boy when you most needed one . It could have been the time he kissed your boo boo and said don't cry , that things will be all better now . Or what about the time you woke him up at 4am to say you has a ant in your ear and he got out the magnifying glass and flash light to check it out , just to humor you ?Maybe it was that special smile he gave you when you thought no one cared .1,000,000 things your dad has done over all the years, with each and every one saying "I love you so much " .
I had several dads in my life . Men that made a positive mark in my life .One was a brother in law that is no longer with us . He had a large hand in raising me . A big influence over my way of thinking about men . He taught me that I could trust men . He made me feel safe and loved .He taught me that family was the most important thing in the world . Without it , you are lost .
The other " Father" was my father in law . He was my true father and I loved him with all my heart . From the very 1st moment I meet him , I loved him . He accepted me as I am .He never tried to change me .He treated me as a equal and with respect . He turned a blind eye to all my glaring faults .The highest compliment he ever paid me was to be his self around me and not try to be "the man" everyone always expected him to be 24/7 .We could and did discuss every topic under the sun together with out any embarrassment to either one of us . We were honest with one another . He was always there , always . He was a great man and I was so lucky to have had him in my life .
So , Dads Of The World , this is your day ! Some one out there loves you . Someone knows all you have done to make their life special , either already , or they will one day in the future . Rejoice and celebrate !