Yesterday was Father's Day and I spent it enjoying the attention of my family, but also thinking about my own father who helped to make me the man I am today. He taught me to love learning, music, fishing, and much more. I have his corny sense of humor and his ability to laugh at lots of things, and that certainly includes laughing at myself.
Every Father's Day from my birth to 1991 was for me a day entirely about my dad. Just after Father's Day of 1991, my first child (Stephen) was born. The next Father's Day was the single one in my life that I got to experience as both a father and a son. Weeks later, my father passed away. Since then, I'm the father on Father's Day. But I'll never forget the 30 years of my life in which I was the son. Come to think of it, I still am. My dad is still a very big influence on my life.
I miss you dad. You are in my thoughts on this Father's Day – and every other day.