Jun 17 2012

Happy Father’s Day

Published by Cathie at 11:24 am under Main

“Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” David M. Gottesman

I’m lucky. My father is alive and well, and still working and hiking at almost 84. He taught me many things, but the two things that are still with me today are his love for hiking and his zest for working. What did your father teach you? Fathers are a very important part of a child’s life. Usually, they are the parent with the softer rules, (you know, don’t tell your mother) the parent who plays scissors and hide and seek, the parent who teaches you to hit the ball, wash the car, or carve the pumpkin. Over the years I’ve watched my husband evolve into a loving father and grandfather. And now I watch my son-in-law grow into the father those kids need. Because I don’t care how loving and cute kids are–they do grow into teenagers, or as my late mother-in-law said, creatures.

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