Sire is a paternal four letter word.
There was an obvious four letter word to celebrate Fathers Day today, but in preparing for it I found this one instead. Although not its primary definition, my immediate thoughts turned to nobility and royalty.
I am nowhere near nobility nor royalty, but every day my son makes me feel like a king.
From the mornings when he wakes me with a "good morning, Daddy" to his "I love you, Daddy" before going to bed, there isn't a word he says that doesn't make me proud to be his father. He just walked in and asked to sit in a chair... because I was sitting in a chair. Yesterday he asked me to sit next to him in the car. I pick him up from preschool and he runs into my arms.
I was afraid to be a father. Afraid I would be a disappointment to him and let him down. But not a day goes by that he doesn't inspire me to be a better father for him.
Thank you, son.