Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day

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,


Rosebuckle said...

What a lovely tribute to all three. They should be proud of the man you are!

Anonymous said...

Happy Father's Day to you, too Marius. You are doing a great job of being a step father!!

I speak for all three of us in thanking you so much for the touching tribute. I did show this post to Jack and I'm secure in the belief that your Dad has also seen it. They are both sporting big grins and saying thank you.


Oh, and rosebuckle, yes we are all very proud of both the "boys".

Stinkypaw said...

Nice tribute to the parents who raised you. You did good, and so did they.

Happy father's day to you as weel, dear blend.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to 3 of the most important people in your life! I'm glad your mom read it and your step-dad too. Like her, I'm sure your biological "saw" it as well. You're quite a guy, Marius ~ always have been and always will be. Happy Daddy's Day to you, albeit a tad late!