Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

There's a reason Hallmark is so successful. It's not easy to express how you feel about someone who's such an important element in your life. I've been sitting here for 15 minutes thinking about whether I want to hide behind metaphor or humor.

Today is Father's Day. Marty has more than earned his day of honor. He knows the agony and the ecstasy of being a father. With three kids ages 20, 17 and 15, he experiences pain and joy on a daily basis. In the past two years, Marty has earned Mother's Day credits, too.

Marty, you are king for the day. Your grand prize was going to be a brand new refrigerator-freezer, but we finally got that fixed on Friday. Your pickles are saved! After you go to the supermarket and buy yourself something nice for dinner, I'll cook it! The kids may or may not present you with gifts, but will hopefully make an effort to be a little less judgmental. You might actually know something today! I can't make any promises but you might get the respect you deserve, and possibly a new pair of bike shorts.

Happy father's day to the finest father there is. Even when we are pushing you a little closer to the edge, we love you!

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