Fathers' Day is a great day. I remember how lucky I am that I had such a great father, and married such a great father who also has a great father. My kids are lucky too. They grew up with one great dad and two wonderful grandfathers. That is a lot of positive influence. it's an embarrassment of riches.
My own father was a huge force in my life. In fact he was pretty much a huge force in the lives of many people. That's just the kind of guy he was. I was lucky to have a dad like him and I miss him every day.
My father in law is still a huge force in our lives. He is as good a man as you will find and I know he has a big role in making my husband the person he is.
Tim is my Father's Day baby. He was a week late arriving and I was just a leetle bit cranky. Earlier that week I bought Steve two Father's Day presents, one from 2 year old Eddie and one from the new baby who I was just SURE would be home with us by the time Fathers' Day arrived. When Sunday came and I was still pregnant I practically threw the second present at Steve and said, "if this baby doesn't arrive by midnight, this present is going back." Lovely, wasn't I? Not wanting to deprive his dad of a second gift, Tim arrived at 10:50 PM. Now THAT is a Father's day present. Really haven't been able to top it since. But I have to admit the skunk was pretty hilarious.
To those lucky enough to be the child of a great dad, stop and say thanks to him if he's still with you or stop and remember him if he's not. To all the Fathers out there, Have a great day. If you are involved in your kids life in a positive way, you are doing the most important thing imaginable. Take a rest. You've earned it.