We hear a lot in the news about bad fathers … but seldom hear much about all those good fathers out there. I’m talking about the millions of guys who quietly shoulder the mantle of responsibility for their children. We honor them all Sunday, Fathers Day.
My own dad passed away 12 years ago, before my six grandchildren were born. I know he would have enjoyed each of them.
He was one of those Depression/World War II veterans not given to displays of affection, but my brothers and I knew he cared deeply about us. Though I ignored most of his advice … which he offered freely without invitation … I’ve come to realize that much of that advice was solid.
He was my first baseball coach … advising “throw strikes” and “always swing hard”. Good stuff.
In work, dad advised “stay busy … it makes the time go faster”.
Happy Fathers Day, everyone.
Our thought for today is from Charles Wadsworth:
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”