Sunday, June 20, 2010
To the fathers
great husband and the father of my two super
sons. He is such a sweetheart.
I think it's important that we acknowledge how
vital fathers are in children's lives. And I love
being with my whole family. We went out to
dinner at one of Steven's favorite restaurants
tonight, and I'll have to walk hard for a week
to walk that Thai food off. Soooo good.
We had terrific music on in the car, and Steven
and I sang all day every time we were whipping
around getting flowers, and groceries. So much
In some ways it seems like men need more
attention than women, and they don't always
get it. Women typically have a circle of friends
who tend to them, love them, consult with them
and laugh with them. A lot of men are only with
the men they know at work most of the time. I
think it's great that we have a day to honour the
amazing job that good fathers are doing with their
children. So much of a child's self esteem depends
on knowing that her/his father loves that child. And you
can see that confidence shining in every child who knows
And as for my father, long dead, I still miss him.
I wished my mother Happy Father's Day today,
because I said she has to be both father and
mother now. She laughed.
Have a loving-the-fathers-in-your-life day
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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