Father’s Day is always bittersweet for me. Because of my work schedule, I don’t get to spend it with my sons, but being a father is the most important job I have. There isn’t a second I don’t miss them, and nothing can replace the time I’ve lost with them. But I make every effort to make sure they know how much I love them and how much they mean to me. Of all of my accomplishments, the thing I’m most proud of is the first 12 day stretch I kept them alone, feeding them every meal, changing every diaper, giving every bath, and getting them to bed each night.
I’m also lucky to have a great father, and he means the world to me. He is one of the most patient, kind, and loving men on this planet, and he is the main reason for the man I am today. I live my life in an attempt to the examples of hard work and perseverance he demonstrated. The lessons he taught, the values he instilled, and the model he provided are all cherished memories that I hope to be able to pass along.
Thanks, Dad. I love you.