How was your Father’s Day? Knowing that many of you miss your own fathers, I was especially grateful for the opportunity to have my own father in town and be able to go out to lunch with him. I hope Father’s Day was a memorable one for you.
My own effort in honoring the importance of fathers this year is through a series of posts titled “Tribute to Fathers”. I have invited some fathers to share fatherhood wisdom and stories with you this week. This is the second article in the series.
I would like to introduce you to Maryn and her father. Her father has a strong association with basketball, so we incorporated one of his basketballs into one of my all-time favorite newborn images. While you cannot see in this image, she was being safely supported on that basketball by her father’s hands. His assistance was key in getting such a beautiful, special photograph.
My favorite thing about being a father to my daughter is experiencing her unconditional love. When I arrive home after a day at work, Maryn, my daughter, becomes so excited about my being home. She will yell across the room “Dada”, point at me and hustle over to me. As I wrap my arms around Maryn and see her smile my heart just melts. Being a very curious girl, the two of us can spend a long time walking around discovering life’s mysteries. A light switch, TV remote, the iPad, just about anything captivates her tiny brain. She is growing so fast I feel the need to soak her up as I know in the blink of an eye she will be driving or getting ready to go off to college. One must really take advantage of the time you have with your child, life is simply too short not to.
– Maryn’s father