Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

For those who don't know, my dad passed away on March 12. This is, of course, the first Father's Day without him and it follows by only one week his birthday, which was June 14. I miss him very much and will for the rest of my life.

Fathers are so very important in the lives of their children, and we should never underestimate that importance or role they play. My own father was proudest of the simple title of "Dad".

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” -- Mark Twain

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today, June 14, is my dad's birthday. It is also Flag Day. He would always talk about Flag Day and his birthday coinciding. He once made jokes about the flags on Flag Day being in celebration of his birthday.

My dad took joy in very simple things. Every year I gave him a birthday card, and it always meant so much to him. In 2012 I remember the emotion he expressed when I gave him his birthday card. He said that he and I were the closest and that it had always been that way. He had tears in his eyes. This is the first birthday of his since he passed away. It is hard for me today, but I love my dad so much, so I still want to wish him a happy birthday.

He promised he would be waiting on the other side, so here is to your day, Dad. I hope you are enjoying some angel food cake today. I love you!