Father’s Day Thoughts

Philippines / Saturday, June 18th, 2011

It’s father’s day tomorrow and I find myself feeling the reason to celebrate. Of course, foremost in my mind are the two dad’s in my life. My father and Hi-ace. I could never find the words enough to show how much I appreciate these two special men. Father’s Day is usually just a quiet affair for us. We often just cook food and eat as a family. I wish I could do this for hubby and my own father.

Right now though I’m choosing to celebrate Father’s Day with my father. It’s something to celebrate having a great dad but its also ironic that he’s now lying down and sick. As of this time, he is in the hospital and were taking turns watching over him. I still think were fortunate enough to be given the chance to care for him. And while I’ve been pondering great gifts for dad, something to bring a smile to his day, I realized that saying ‘thank you’ and expressing my gratitude for everything he did for us, caring for him especially now, are the best gifts I could give him right now.

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994

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