Happy Father’s Day!

Megan and her husband Mike had a nice Father’s Day dinner for me just now, a day early because I’ll be on the road tomorrow. It was great! A beautiful evening, great company, and great food! How do you like my “Dad” fruit pizza?

Kevin and his girlfriend Stehanie were there, and so were my parents, so I was able to spend a little time with my father as well.

Being a father to my four children has been the best and most important part of my life! It still is. They are all grown adults, but they will always be my very heart and soul!

And as I grow older, my feelings for my father seem to get warmer and warmer. I’m glad of that.  The complicated father-son thing has settled into complete acceptance.  I can now see beyond the imperfections, beyond my own personal issues that have clouded certain relationships in my life.  I can better appreciate his struggles, and his contributions to all that I am.  Gracias, Pa!

8 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day!”

  1. I really like the clever fruit "Dad" pizza. I'm glad this is a day early so I can whip up a facsimile tomorrow!

    You are indeed fortunate, Ferd, to have grown wiser with time.

    Happy Father's Day to you!

  2. Happy Father's Day Ferd. I really like your 'fruit pizza', what a great idea! How nice of Megan to have your celebration dinner a day early since you'll be on the road today. Safe travels.

  3. Happy Father's Day, Ferd. I agree with your sentiments on fatherhood. I wish I could go back and correct all the mistakes I've made, but that's part of the deal. I still struggle with my relationship with my own father, but it is much better than it used to be. Maybe the fact that he's 85 years old has something to do with that.

    Anyway, hope your travel today goes smoothly.
    .-= Lee (Tarheel Rambler)´s last blog ..Sunday Scenery =-.

  4. The fruit pizza looks divine. I would love that recipe. Maybe, even I, could make it.

    Sounds like your Father's Day was superb. You are a great Dad! And what a happy picture of the two of them. Good times.

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    I thought the Father's Day pizza was a great touch. Megan is very thoughtful that way.

    Keli, thanks for your confidence, but I'm just at the wise-guy stage. But you are my inspiration!

    Elaine, the ride was great! Gail joined me this time around!

    Lee, is it that our fathers are older, or that WE are older?

    Sandee, you just might be my first RSS reader. I'll have to check my FeedBurner stats.

    Mimi, I hope your dad was well enough to enjoy his special day!

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