Sunday, June 19, 2011


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.

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