A Father’s Day thought!

June 20, 2016


My dad, Nov. 1999 – Disney World. Enjoying a Mickey Mouse ice cream bar.

I just wanted to share a quick thought on this, my first Father’s Day! (I am not ashamed to admit that my Father’s Day celebrations lasted all weekend because my wife spoils me… I should maybe say “on this my first Father’s Day weekend”).

My little boy will be 9 months old in under a week. These past 9 months have been some of the best times of my life, I’m truly full of a kind of love I did not think myself capable.

I am 100% confident I say the above because of the great father I had.

It will be 14 years this July since my father passed. He was 65, and I was 25 at the time…. it rather rocked my world. I remember thinking, “I am not ready to be on the other side of things just yet!”. Meaning, I was not ready to be “old enough” to be without my father.

No one’s ever really ready to say good bye to a parent… my dad meant a ton to me. He was so, so good to me! And, he was one of my best friends.  I am truly blessed to have had him as my father and as an example to aim to try to live up to.

My favorite part about my dad is that people always have had nice things to say about him… that he was “a kind man”. I don’t think there’s a better way to be remembered than that – “KIND”!

There are few days where I don’t think of him. I especially do so when I’m sharing good times with my son Liam. I wish he could be here to enjoy it with me, as I know he’d get a kick out of seeing how far I’ve come from being that scared 25 year old. And, I’d hope he’d see he taught me well!

So… to all you dad’s out there… new and not so new… keep it positive and kind and loving… little people are watching and one day, they will want to be just like you!

Happy Father’s Day!!!

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