Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

artwork by Pascal Campion
 Well it's another Father's Day and I am happy to say that for me and my family, all is well.  If you have read my past posts, you would know my father has been battling leukemia since 2010.  Well he is still in remission (thankfully) and I am blessed with every day that passes that I can pick up the phone and say "hi" to  my dad. 
While I am grateful for my father and all that he has done for me and my siblings, I wanted to be a little selfish this time and share a thought.  I come from a family where all my brothers and sisters started having kids in their twenties.  I was almost 37 when I had my daughter so I can honestly say that I waited a long time to  have a child.  There were times that I feared that I would never be blessed with having a child but it happened and you know what? My dream came true. 
Before my daughter was born, my wife and I would talk about how life will be and how scared and excited we were at the same time.  I told my wife that I wished for the day that I would be asleep in my bed and be woken up by the sound of little bare feet slapping the floor as my child would run into my room and stand at my bedside.  That day has come and happens often.
My daughter is now two and everyday she reminds me that she is a living dream and I cannot wait to make more dreams come true with her, my wife, and whoever else we would be blessed with.  Being a Dad isn't always easy, but to me, it is the most fulfilling aspect in my life..... Happy Father's Day to every man who cares for, worries, and inspires someone who looks up to them.

Related Posts:
Father's Day 2011
Father's Day 2010
Father's Day 2009
The Day After Father's Day
Make June All About Dad

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