Today is Father’s Day
I wish my husband Happy Father’s Day, proud of the men I am so thankful for, that he helped our sons become.
I wish my oldest son Happy Father’s Day, proud of the father he is to his own sons who will one day be Fathers in their own right.
I wish my brothers Happy Father’s Day, expressing my love and pride in the sons and daughters they have all helped raise into wonderful human beings.
But, they are not my Father.
They are Fathers to others.
I want my own Father.
I miss my Father.
I cry for him when no one is looking.
I long for stolen moments with him, when no one is paying attention.
I wish for one more Father’s Day with him.
I wish for one more moment with him.
One more dirt road.
One more fishing trip.
One more lesson on how to do it right the first time
“Measure twice, cut once”
I wish for one more chance to tell him I love him.
I wish for one more chance to tell him I need him.
I wish for one more chance…
to show him I am…
But I’m out of chances.
My only option is to say, here and now, to the ghost of the most important man in my life…
I love you Dad and I wish you were here.
But the bittersweet of Father’s Day is tempered with the happy thoughts and wishes of birth…for my Mother.
Today she turns 77.
She’s seen a lot, been through a lot, has a lot to be proud of, and thankful for…especially proving that you are never too old to take a chance.
I am so proud of the woman she is. Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother…
W O M A N
Happy Birthday Mom
The day is yours, the love is yours…
We are yours….Always