Today is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the “Dads” out there, but especially mine. Happy Father’s Day, Pop-pop!
The past year hasn’t been your easiest, but you have pulled through and I am proud of you – proud of your resilience, proud of your “bull-headedness” (in a good way) and proud of your honesty, openness and loving spirit. I have lots of great memories of you as my Dad, and I am looking forward to making many, many more. I’m sorry Mom (Bee-Boo) isn’t here to celebrate with us today, but I know she is watching over us, and you. I can feel her love every day, especially today.
As we look ahead to Father’s Day next year, my wish for you is a life that is more carefree, with less health worries and concerns and just more time to do whatever you want to do. You deserve that. I love you more than you could ever know, and am proud you are my Dad.
The tables have turned a bit over the past few years, and the past year in particular – now, instead of always worrying about me, now I am always worrying about you. But that’s OK. I’m happy to do it. My beloved MSW and I, along with my sibs and their spouses, love you like crazy and will take care of you until you get mad and tell us to go away. And then we will STILL take care of you, so get used to/over it. And try to enjoy the coddling…
So Pop-pop? Settle in and get ready. Whatever the next few weeks, months or years hold, I am in it with you. We will laugh next Father’s Day in your backyard, as we are grilling burgers and sipping some suds. Promise. Happy Father’s Day, Pop-pop. We love you – Tim and Martin