Sunday, June 15, 2008
I would like to take a moment to share a post I put up in an online forum to which I belong this morning.
It's Fathers Day here in the states, so pray forgive my taking some space here to thank my two dads. My biological father divorced from my mother when I was two, and passed away when I was 14, but I never felt more loved or safe than the hug my brother and I would get when he would pick us up for his bimonthly visits. He was as great a role model as he could be, and as an occupational therapist he cared for disabled children right up until his cancer made him too frail to do so. My step father is a wonderful man who took care of my mother, and always stood behind my brother and me no matter how much stupid shit we pulled, and as an ex Marine we pushed that tolerance well past what should have been a breaking point. He and my mom have been married 31 years, and his example is making me a better step father to my step daughter. So thanks to Richard, Sr. and Jack. I am who I am in large part because of you both.
Of course, the irony of this post is that neither of them is likely to read it. Only my mom, who did all the hard work of raising two idiot boys who tried their best to drive her to the loony bin. So even though this is Fathers Day, the lion's share of the thanks go to my mom, Sherry.
Love to you all,