Fatherhood

Posted: June 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

Happy Father’s Day in advance to all of the dads out there. Here’s to the feet that move in sync with your kid’s as they play defense on the basketball floor as you watch from the bleachers. Here’s to the feet that put a hole in the car floor as you teach them how to drive by doing your own braking from the passenger side. Here’s to the pain you feel with their breakups, failures, missed 3’s and strikeouts. Here’s to the joy they bring you each and every day as you watch them make their way!
I was blessed with a Father who’s gift to me was how to create and dream. He also taught me how to beat my opponent be it an exam, a player on the other team, or one of life’s obstacles. He convinced me I would never fail. He instilled a competitive spirit in me and showed me a toughness and stubbornness that was second to none. His approach to life lives on in myself and my sons and for that I am eternally grateful. Rest in Peace Dad. Happy Father’s Day to you.

Hey Dad P.S. When I got cut in the 5th grade from the hoops team thanks for not blaming the coach and putting it squarely on me in such a gentle way. It was pitch black outside that night but out to the court I went. In the 8th grade you did not act surprised when I was named team Captain. Just one of the many life lessons that you taught. Thanks.

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