photo taken by NicholeVan
I don’t think I could say it as eloquently as others have but today is Father’s Day and I couldn’t let it pass without saying something. Stefan and I were children ourselves when we first started dating and I remember his doubts about what kind of father he’d turn out to be. I never had any doubts, I knew how he’d be and I was anxious to be proven right. Well, I underestimated the depth and breadth of his heart. He is fun and serious; caring and stern; silly and smart. He’s everything I could ever ask for my children.
We spent this evening at my parents. That’s a pic of me and my dad, circa 1974. I look just like him. He and I haven’t always seen eye-to-eye — we’re both seriously type A people — and his expectations for me were often unreachable but our relationship really changed for the better once I was out of college and responsible for myself. Having my own children made a big difference too. He has definitely softened and I’ve also realized how we all do the best we can with our kids, and I have no doubt that he did the same. Plus I think he’s proud of me. I’m sure he always was but now I know, even if he isn’t one for saying it. So Happy Father’s Day to all the Papas in my life and all those in yours too.