Just a quick note to say Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads, grandads, great-granddads, and– in our very lucky case– great-great granddads.
To my husband, who is kind, patient, and warm with both of our kids. You are a great dad. Thank you for that.
To my dad– my 2 favorite memories of spending time with you are building our Barney Rubble houses in our very own Bedrock City on the beach at Edisto when I was 12, and of bike-riding at Charlestowne Landing when I was 19. Yes. It was funny when I fell off my bike. Thank you for my twisted sense of humor.
To my father-in-law, who is caring and generous. Your son comes by his fatherly talents honestly– he had a great role model. Thank you.
To my grandfathers. I miss you both very much. Grandaddy– I miss your magic tricks and your hats, and though I was only six when you left us all–I still remember you vividly. Grandpa– I miss Christmas Eve with you, and birthdays, and gumballs, and paint cans. Every time I attempt a home rennovation, I invoke your name as my muse. I love you both.
Great-great granddaddy– Even though we are not related by blood, that doesn’t matter one bit. I am so much the richer for being able to have met you. Your experiences, your wisdom, your love, it has all made such a difference to me and to Brian and our children. Thank you.
Thank you to all of the dads out there who love and care and teach and give.