Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads in this world.

I especially want to acknowledge the special men in my life, and Sarah's too, especially daddy Daniel, that are here now, and to our loved ones who have since passed on but have made an impact.

The role of a Dad takes an incredibly special kind of man. I admit that I am biased when I say that my partner for life, Daniel, is indeed "The World's Greatest Daddy."

In Sarah's eyes, and mine too, he is nurturing, funny, playful, engaging, involved, loving, compassionate and most importantly, patient.

I cannot stress enough the importance of patience. I know I could learn to have more patience. There are few human beings in this world that have the patience that Daniel has. It's a pleasure watching him with Sarah, teaching her, making her laugh and exposing her to new adventures.

Daniel often says that with Sarah he has free license to act like a three year old, and it's adorable. Not only does Sarah have a blast with him, he's that much more sexy to me. Sarah dances on his feet, she rides on top of his shoulders, and they are goofy together.

Okay. Come on. Let's think back ladies to when we were in college and many of us had a poster on the wall of a sculpted male body holding a beautiful baby. Okay. Maybe I just did. But still, beautiful, loving man who loves children. What's not to love and appreciate?

While many men in this world can help to create a child and be a father, being a dad takes a uniquely special kind of person. I am just thankful and fortunate to have married my best friend who also happens to be a terrific dad.

Thinking about the power of a dad, I can't help but be touched by an experience with one of my colleagues, whose name also happens to be Sarah, regarding her dad, that took place this week. To celebrate her birthday, Sarah's dad sent her flowers at work that included her favorites as well as those of her mother and grandmother. Isn't that sweet? This is clearly a man who takes his job as a dad very seriously.

A dad is someone who listens well, who loves you thick and thin, who wants to strangle you because he loves you so much and you defy him sometimes, and is a man who would do anything in this world to make you happy and to protect you.

Let's reach out this Father's Day and hug the dads in our lives. We need to tell them how much they mean to us.

While my dad is in heaven I think of him often. I also fully intend to squeeze my step father tight. And, without question, Daniel will indeed be getting lots of hugs, kisses, fun gifts and words of appreciation for how much he means to me, and to Sarah.

Have a wonderful Father's (Dad's) day!!!


  1. Hi Caren,

    Your words of appreciation for the father's out there is inspiring. Wonderful tribute!

    It is great that you are taking the time to recognize the good fathers out there. You are truly making a difference in the world. Keep doing what you are doing!

    To your magnificence!
    Andrea Woolf
    Founder, Ignite Your Life Book
    Co-Founder, Wake Up Abundant
    Ambassador of Manifest Money,

  2. Thanks Andrea for your comment. Very much appreciate it.


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