What Father’s Day Means To Me
Guys, what do you say when your kids ask you what you want for Father’s Day? It used to be when we were little, we would get soap on a rope or some Hi Karate cologne for our dads….remember that? You couldn’t wait til Father’s Day to give dad his gift because you knew in your heart that was the coolest gift ever and if your dad was like mine, he said it definitely was. Now that I am a dad, and my kids ask me what cool thing I want, I tell them nothing because just having them around is present enough. In today’s world there are way too many divorced fathers that face that dilemma every single year. As I get older I realize that the opportunity to be a father is the real gift. I have unfortunately, been divorced twice and have children from both marriages that I see every other weekend and a few times during the week and school vacations and any extra time I am able to secure from the ex’s….if you are a divorced father you know exactly what I am talking about. I feel guilty every day about the pain the divorce has caused them and it does not get any easier. It really makes you put things into perspective as far as what our role is in their lives and even though sometimes we are not there every day, we want them to know that we are always there for them no matter what and we are never any further than a phone call away. Every day I have them IS Father’s Day and their impact on me is something I could never put into words. I lost my dad on May 3, 2002 and the example he set for me was amazing and I don’t think I could ever be as good as he was,but he taught me so much about what all this means and I am so grateful to him for that. He once said that if you have people that you love and who love you back in your life, namely family, you have it all. The main reason for this post is so I can take this opportunity on Father’s Day to say thank you to Jaime, Sheryl, Emily, Ethan, Evan and Baylor for everything that you have given me and continue to give me every single day of your lives. I love you all and thank you for always being there for me.