a day for dads...
in the spirit of father's day, i took many pauses and reminisced about my dad, "dave". it seems to me this precious photo captured his essence. what a sweet, tall, loving, australian, worried, funny, supportive, thoughtful, intuitive, and brave man he was. i am so lucky to have had such an amazing dad in my life, even though our time together was cut short by his sudden death in 1993. he is such a huge part of who i am today and i often wonder what our conversations would entail at this age/stage in my life. he is always missed.
i love seeing people i know turn into moms and dads. as they build their families i think about how my family was when i was growing up. i love having a huge family. what a jumble of personalities and styles we are! lately i've been surrounded by young dads that love their kids and i am reminded of my dad. it's good to know that there are other good dads out there.
happy father's day!
p.s. my dad is the one in the middle