Oh, I know today is the day when fathers around the country are treated to lunch and gifts from the kids. A card here. A new tie there. But I want to reverse the direction of the day and simply say . . . that I bless my children and give thanks to God for them.
- For Matthew and his lovely wife Laurie, and their sweet Caroline (pictured above), I am so thankful. They have enriched my life in countless ways and I am so proud of them.
- For Drew and his lovely wife Marta, I enjoy them so much and wish I could see them more often. They are both remarkable people and I am in awe of their goodness and creativity.
- For Katie who makes every room she enters a better place, I am so grateful. Her work for the YMCA of New York City inspires me over and over again, and I love how she makes the world a better place.
Take a Breath today. If you’re a dad . . . consider reversing the day . . . and instead of waiting for you gifts . . . take a moment and bless your children, letting them know what they mean to you, how your life is better because of them, and give thanks inside the quiet of your heart for the many ways they make a difference in your life.