Happy Father’s Day

16 06 2013

Today is Father’s Day in North America and a bittersweet day for me.  My heart swells as I see friends and family posting pictures and sending wishes in honour of their Super hero dads on Facebook.  It’s been a little over 2 years since his smile physically left us and the memories are still so vivid…

  • Remembering him shaving as he used to get ready for work in the morning.
  • Listening for his car to pull in on Saturday evenings in the summer, knowing he’d be starting up the barbeque soon for dinner.
  • The myriad of household projects that never ended, rewiring cables, cleaning out the garage, filtering the wine, fixing the snow blower, putting together another shelf, trimming the shrubs…
  • Watching him with his stack of bills and receipts in front of the computer balancing the week on his spreadsheet, week after week.
  • The fun he used to have watching wrestling.
  • How he would bring home the Saturday edition of the Gazette when I was collecting the comic book inserts.
  • Bike riding on Gouin.
  • Lipton soup and hotdogs.
  • Kicking around the soccer ball at the park with the neighbors.
  • The Myrtle Beach vacation.
  • The aroma of Sambuca in his coffee.

Watching my girls share this special day with their dad made me think that one day they’ll also be reciting memories they have accumulated of their superhero, his quirks , his habits and above all how he made them feel.  A bittersweet day indeed.

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Enjoy this touching post from a fellow blogger who shares his views of fatherhood, which may strike a familiar cord for some:

http://zenhabits.net/notes-on-fatherhood/

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