I would like to take this opportunity to wish all you Dads out there a very happy Father’s Day!
For my family, this is our first Father’s Day without Dad (Papa to all of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the one great, great— little Gracie!). We miss him so! It is a doubly emotional weekend because Friday would have been his 82nd Birthday.
He often complained that he was cheated by having a birthday so close to Father’s Day, but I have always thought that he really enjoyed it. He loved the fuss we made over him on this weekend every year, and was so proud to survey the assemblage of family that he was Patriarch of. It has been a difficult week, but we have so many wonderful memories of so many wonderful times. My Dad set out at a fairly early age to leave a mark on this world, and he did in so many ways. From a thriving business, to a large and thriving family, his Light continues to shine and will for a long time to come. We are his legacy, and I hope that, each of us in our way, continue to make him proud.
It seems that we are in the middle of much change right now, and I apologize for not doing my Wednesday Feature for the O Deer Mercantile Etsy Shop this week, but life is being hectic just now. I have much to talk about, and as there is time, I will fill you in. Until next time…
Happy Dad’s Day! Let yours know how special he is!