This morning I picked up a book and a book-marker fell out. It was one of the ones made my niece, Kelly, for my Dad’s memorial service last December. There on the floor was a picture of my dad staring up at me, unexpectedly.
It occurs to me that this has probably been a contributing factor to my down feelings the last ten days. Buying Father’s Day cards for other people’s dads is not the same as buying a special one for your own and spending time with him. I miss him.
If you still have yours and if you are lucky enough to see him tomorrow, give him a hug and hold him tight.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad.