Fathers Day 2018 will be a bit of a bittersweet day for me.
Having lost our son Eric to cancer just this past March, and with losing my father when I was 36 in 1992, I won’t be able to share “dad stories” with 2 of the most important people in my life this Sunday.
But Fathers Day will include some quality time with my bride, daughter, and grandchildren I’m sure.
I’m not much for cards, and there isn’t really a thing that I want but don’t have, just spending time with those who call me dad or grandpa will be all I need.
I feel sorry for folks who didn’t have a father who helped them navigate the difficult waters of life.
In spite of Hollywood’s continuing effort to downplay the importance of being a good dad, there’s no doubt that the influence of an involved father can’t be overstated.
If you’re lucky enough to be able to do so, give your dad a big hug, and wish him happy fathers day even if it’s just over the phone.
That’ll be all he needs to make this Sunday special.
That’s the way I see it.