“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
― Umberto Eco
Some of us are missing our dads today, either because they are no longer with us or they are far away.
Others of us are fortunate to be able to spend this day with our fathers and celebrate them for all they have done for us: hugs given, endless drives her and there, pearls of wisdom, kindness, humour, the wallet that never seemed to dry up.
There is the young dad, the middle aged dad, the old dad. All are needed if we are to become fully ourselves.
My father was a shy man. He never danced with me at my wedding because he would have been terrified to get up and dance in front of people. That was okay. He got me down the aisle, and before and after then, he got me through life.
In the end, I married someone a lot like my dad - kind, sentimental, handy, but I may have upgraded slightly to a dancer.
Either way, I am grateful for the dad I have and the dad my children have.
I hope you have a lovely Father's Day!