Sunday, June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day
My father was the last person to care about Father's Day. He wanted his children to care about him and our mother every day, but not in a big way, nothing special, just a simple phone call was good enough. That was his way.
My Dad and I talked politics a lot, but he was also the source of many animal stories when I was a child that I think led to my lifelong love of biology and science. Thank goodness I also inherited his math genes.
He was a good father. He passed away on May 8th, and it truly hurts me to talk about him in the past tense for the first Father's Day in my life without him.
I urge you who are fortunate to have your father today, to hug him hard and appreciate all he's done for you. In keeping with my Dad's philosophy, it doesn't have to be anything special, just show him you care.