Who really deserves a happy father’s day

For the last few weeks I keep hearing about it. Father’s Day. It’s coming (it fell off my radar this year). But this time it’s different. People are asking me about Father’s Day. What I plan to do, what I would like, if I was looking forward to it. Honestly the truth is I haven’t put a lot of thought into it.

I think the reason for that is I still am yet to feel like much of a father. The reason being I haven’t been at it that long. My son isn’t even a year old. As is I don’t see that much of him. Some mornings, some evenings and weekends.  I have yet to take him to a Red Sox game, teach him to ride a bike, hike Mt. Katahdin with him or teach him about girls (that should be interesting). So as far a fatherhood goes I haven’t put in the time or effort that others have.

Because of this, even though technically it is my first Father’s Day, I would like to shift the focus where it belongs. On those I know that are great fathers, and to those that have put their time in.

To my friends Josh and Adam, Happy Father’s Day. They both have little kids that absolutely adore them. At the very core of who these men are, their children are there, molding them into stand up fathers all while being molded themselves into wonderful children. Your both are an inspiration

To my grandfather, Happy Father’s Day. Though you passed a few years ago I still hear you to this day. More and more I find myself channeling you and striving to do things the way you would have. You were the keystone in our family and as such, the rock holding us all together. You always tried to make everything special and it truly was. You were an institution.

And to my dad, Happy Father’s Day. You have always been there for me and will continue to be and I simply have no words to describe my gratitude for having you in my life. Thank you for everything.

This father’s day make sure to thank the ones that matter in your life.

Pat Lemieux

About Pat Lemieux

Pat has it all, family, big old house, dogs, a young son and a quarter-life crisis. He blogs about trying to be who he has always been and be who he now needs to be. He enjoys 90's grunge metal, tasty local brews and the outdoors.