When I was in my twenties and living at home I remember my dad buying me a heart-shaped box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. It was his way of cheering me up about not having a boyfriend. That’s the kind of stuff my dad did.
He was – and is – an expert at making people feel better.
When I was a kid he always managed to get me to stop crying. No matter how big my sobs. In my tumultuous teens, after break ups with boyfriends or quarrels with friends, my dad could always console me. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that I knew he deeply cared about me. No matter what.
But it’s also his cheery disposition. My dad radiates cheerfulness. He doesn’t do grumpy.
There are two other special dads in my life; my father-in-law and my husband. They’re amazing men, and exceptional fathers. I am so fortunate to have these guys in my life – and so are my two daughters.
Here’s to you wonderful dads of the world! I hope you know how much you are loved!
Photo: Pinning the boutonniere on my day on my wedding day, September 1, 2001. (Was it really that long ago!)