My dad is 86 years old and still going strong. He is quite the character and delights in any lighthearted moment. He is a retired executive and can now spend time doing what he really loves: gardening! He and mom have wonderful flower gardens and vegetable gardens. My grandchildren love being in their gardens with him almost as much as I do.
My brother and sister and I are lucky to have been raised by him. His name is Oliver, but he was tagged as Big O years ago for his great ability to cook the best steaks and grow the best tomatoes. He still sings in the choir at his church and is loved by so many.
Dad is a gentle man and loves unconditionally every one of us lucky enough to be in his family. He cherishes our mom and lets everyone know she is his sweetheart and has been since their high school days.
I love you Dad and thank God for you every day. You have modeled for us a life of integrity, consistency, and unconditional love. I am blessed for there is not really anything else a child needs.
This weekend we celebrate our fathers. Happy Father’s Day!