Greetings and gratitude to all the fathers out there! Whether you are a birth father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, or father figure, we salute you! Of course, my hubby calls Father’s Day the holiest day of the year, but he is an original wise guy. In seriousness, fathers are more important in families than some folks seem to realize. It takes love and a long-term commitment. Fathering requires patience, wisdom, and strength someone may not even realize they have inside. As with most things, a sense of humor helps, too! Faith and family provide a powerful foundation for children. Many of us have been blessed with wonderful fathers. Many have not. If your Dad loved you and tried his best, that is enough. You were blessed. I was blessed, too. And I proudly say that my Poppy was the greatest Dad ever. I hope you feel the exact same way about your Dad. It does not mean that they were perfect. (There was only one perfect person.) Today we pay tribute to every father and say “thanks” for being the best you could be. Happy Father’s Day!
(The picture is my hubby, Ron Martin, with grandbaby Adaline last weekend.)