The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
On Father's Day -
To my brothers both by birth and marriage - Thanks for being the men you are and raising your children with love and compassion in a challenging and sometimes scary world.
To my uncles and grandfathers - Thank you for your examples of care and devotion.
To friends both old and new - Thank you for your kindness and example, for "sharing" your families with me.
To all those who may not be fathers in the strict sense of the word - Thank you for sharing your time, talent, energies, and love with all those around you.
*Note - I was asked to speak in church on fathers. If you want to read my talk, you can go here.