So anyways, to make me feel further guilty about my lack of a Father's Day post, I did have enough good sense on Mother's Day to write about Mom and so I was feeling especially assholey when it occured to me...I don't need Hallmark to tell me when to celebrate my father. And didn't I just write about Dad and participate in his Blog Tour? Take that Hallmark and the Blogosphere. I am not going to be conventional and celebrate Dad on his designated day. I have already celebrated him and will continue to do so when the mood strikes. Not because some holiday dictates that it must be so.
Well, Monday morning I checked my most new favorite blog, In Three Words and the subject was: Your Dad. Well, I live for commenting on In Three Words and so I racked my overtired brain for 3 words to describe Dad. Here are some of what I came up with:
* My daily inspiration
* Love to death
* Amazing wonderful man
* Makes me laugh
* Can't live without
Anyways, nothing felt right and I couldn't decide and I was late to get on the road (story of my life these days) and so I figured I'd noodle on it and comment later and sure enough when I got home Monday night and opened up Google Reader there was In Three Words and suddenly it came to me. My Dad in 3 words? Here's what I wrote:
Not enough words
Because it's not. Three words are simply not enough to describe how much I love my father, how much he means to be, how much he inspires me, how much I treasure him, how much I fear him not being in my life one day, how much I depend on him, how much he amazes me, how he always makes me laugh, how he doesn't judge my
I have a good life. I really do. I am fortunate and blessed and lucky in so many ways. But there have been rough patches along the way - especially in the last few months - and I have found myself relying heavily on both my parents to help guide me through and as such, I think I was feeling particularly sentimental when I wrote Dad's Father's Day card. I did not draft it. I wrote it straight from the heart. And I won't share it all, but I'll share the 38 words you really need to know:
Your love and support these last few months have kept me floating when I thought I’d sink, kept me focused when I thought I’d crash, and kept me sane when I thought I’d lose it. I love you!
It's ok. I'm crying too.
Happy Father's Day Dad. Cause EVERY day is Father's Day to me.