As Father’s Day approaches, we should take time to say a big “Thank You” to the dads in our lives. Unfortunately, our media doesn’t often portray dads as they should. Let me tell you a little about my dad.
One of my earliest memories was touching my dad’s hand through an oxygen tent when I was in the hospital with double pneumonia. I also loved to stand in my dad’s hand as he held his arm out. I would stretch out my arms and shout “Ta-Daa!” as if I was the final act of a show. I also remember long summer road trips with my dad’s arm on the seat back, tapping his fingers for me as I tried to stop him. I don’t ever remember walking by his recliner but what he would raise his hand for me to touch as I walked by. Those same hands held mine as I walked down the aisle nearly 22 years ago. I held my dad’s hand for the last time as I cried in his hospital room. I’ll never forget that day.
I encourage you to tell the dads in your lives how much you love and appreciate them. Let’s give them a hand.