Over the years...if you're lucky...you can collect a lot of Fathers.
This is the one I started out with.
By the time I showed up, he had been a father to my brother and sister for quite a while.
There were both quite a bit older.
He was a hard-working, honest man.
He was always interested in learning new things.
He passed that love of learning on to his children.
This December, he will be gone for 30 years.
And, I still miss him.
But, I still have Fathers.
This is the Father I live with.
He's been in my life, for half a century. (Yikes!)
He's a fun guy. Sometimes my 'Third Kid'.
But, he's always been a good Father...a Dad.
Always there for whatever his children needed.
And, now....he's a good Grandfather.
Pop...the Grands know he can easily be wrapped around a finger.
The next generations of Fathers.
The guy on the far left, is our son.
He's a great Father, too.
Always showing up for all the kids activities.
They know they can count on him, whatever the situation.
And, our Son-in-Law.
Another hard-working man, who would do anything for his kids.
They know that Daddy is there for them, for always.
All these men...these Fathers...play a big role in my life.
I love each and every one.....today, and every day.
Happy Father's Day,
to Fathers Everywhere.