Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Perfect Father's Day Gift

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that there’s nothing in this world I love more than a day at the lake, with a fishing pole in my hand.

Believe it or not though, there is something else (or someone else, I should say) that trumps my long time outdoor hobby and that’s my son. When he was born 36 years ago, he changed my life; and is the only person in this world that I’d trade in my rod for, any day.

That being said, I’m sure you can imagine, when he called me this past Memorial Day weekend from half way across the country and told me that he’d be coming out to visit for Father’s Day weekend, I was beyond thrilled. In past years, my work schedule kept me from seeing him and his family. Now that my life has comfortably slowed down some in retirement, I’m happy to get that time back whenever he has time.

“Dad,” he said “don’t plan anything. We’ll just take the old rods out, pack a cooler, and head down to the lake – just like old times.” Talk about the perfect weekend!

To all the dads out there – Happy Father’s Day. I hope every one of you, like me, can spend it with ones who matter most.

Flyin’ Free

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