Sunday, June 19, 2011

Reasons to Celebrate

Dear Dad:

I read an op-ed yesterday by Charles Blow for the New York Times. He wrote of how he waited his entire childhood for a sign from his father that he cared for him, or about him. He recounted a tale of one moment, on one day. The sum of a father's affection for a child in a blink of an eye. It was so sad.

On this Father's Day my wish is that no child has to search for a parent's love.

I never had a time in my life with this weight dragging me down.

I never had to question, to wonder, to worry, to wait or to hope.

I just had to see that slightly crooked smile, or look into your eyes.

I feel so badly for the untold millions of Charles Blows who are waking up this morning and do not have any good reason to celebrate Father's Day.

I thank you Dad for giving me so many reasons to celebrate.

From your son, who has missed you every day for almost 32 years

With love and gratitude


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