My Father’s Day Wish

It’s Father’s day…yeah, I get a wish. πŸ™‚Β  Yes, I just made up that rule. Hee heeΒ  Any way, here’s my Father’s day wish.

Last night, my son (7) walked over to me before he went to bed and in the dim light, gave me a kiss and asked me if I had a good Father’s Day. We had fun. He opened all of the gifts. He helped me open all of the gifts. πŸ™‚ We didn’t do a lot and I wasn’t feeling great but, still, I had a nice day. Any way, I took this as an opportunity to steal hugs. He giggled. He always giggles.

They say you reap what you sow. Well, I don’t know what I did right but I thank God everyday that God blessed me with his little soul. Yes, I will be there for him until I have no breath. Every thing I do, say and teach him is done knowing how impressionable he is and that it all becomes part of who he becomes in the future.

I wish, one day, he will remember me with fondness and be happy that I was his father.Β  That he will look in the mirror and feel proud to be my son and proud of who he is. That he will stand tall, clear eyed and face life with courage and help others face life who have faltered along the way.Β  That he will embrace his creator and know his worth as a child of God.

Yes, I wish happiness for my son, but more than that I wish that he would have joy. I do not just wish for his happiness,Β  which can slip away when the latest bobble or toy rusts, but for true joy. The joy of knowing that he has a place in the world, no matter how big or small, and that he has taken his place and lives his life with honor. My wish is that he will have few regrets and do what is right when it is possible. I wish that he will learn the value of forgiveness. That he learns to forgive others and, most of all, himself when mistakes are made. That he will be twice the man that I am. That I will look at him one day and wonder how he became so great and amazing. I wish that he comes to know the beauty of the creation and feels one within it.

My wish for you, David, is that when you reach the end of your life, you will look back and be blessed with the joy of having a child, or children, like you have been to me. My wish for you is that “the circle remains unbroken” and that the time spent on this world was only the beginning of times for us and our family.

I love you David,
Dad

 

10 Comments

  1. A hard post to type. I am in a very similar situation however my little boy is only 4 (days away from 5!). Well written. Best of luck.

    • Hi Joshua,
      I’m sorry to hear that you are dealing with a similar issue. Carcinoid cancer? Well, I guess it’s one of life’s wicked twists. I’m hanging on as tight as I can and working to find answers for myself. I chose to start my blog in the hope that maybe it would help others as well.. What are you doing to fight it?

      You know, 4 is a great age. I wish I could turn the clock back and relive it. Too much fun. Advice from one dad to another….make the most of every moment. I know….everyone says it but, it’s really true!!! Take mental movies and snap shots and keep them in your mind for when you lose motivation. It will keep you going. πŸ™‚

      I hope you had a good Father’s Day,
      Ed

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