Father’s Day has come and gone once more, and while my own Dad has been gone over 22 years now, I still take some time to reflect and thank him for the positive impact he had on my life and the lives of so many others.
It’s a tremendous shame that he never met most of his grandchildren, and in fact passed away only a few months after his older grandchild was born. He didn’t get to know the other 3 grandsons and two granddaughters, which is a huge loss for them because I know he would have significantly enriched their lives. When a hardworking, funny inventive, kind, smart, talented, humble, loving man is in the lives of children, it’s such a bonus for them.
Yes, all these years later, I miss him.
Fortunately for me, the Biffster is also such a man, for which I am truly genuinely grateful. Day after day he demonstrates humor, integrity, intelligence, perseverance, and patience that’s sometimes beyond fathom (I can be rather a jerk and/or irresponsible from time to time, for example). He is generous with his time and talents, a natural leader, adventurous and energetic, open to change. Life with him is amazing and rich, full, joyous, and rewarding.
It’s good to have that kind of person around in life, the big bonus for me is being married to one.