So today is Father's Day - a day for some that brings fun and happiness and for others not so much.
i am incredibly grateful to be in the first camp -- and i don't say that glibly nor haughtily. i have a fantastic Father - one who kept us safe; one who provided well but also taught us the importance of character before possessions; one who is incredibly strong both physically and in all other ways (he has two weaknesses that i know of: 1. my Mother 2. chocolate chip cookies); a Father who realized that children need to play and make messes and mistakes and talk back and fall on their rump and pull themselves back up; one who has been our biggest cheerleader and most faithful advisor...and on and on.
He is not perfect; He'll be the first to admit, but he is a good, decent, witty, knowledgeable man. i am proud to be his daughter.
Happy Father's Day, Dad.