The Sunday Message

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano

Here’s a salute to all the “Dads” in the world – Happy Father’s Day and thank you!

I remember the times I had with my dad very much. Although this year will mark 20 years since he’s been gone, hardly a day goes by that I don’t wish that I could talk to him, ask him for advice, or just discuss football, politics, or something – just to hear his voice. I guess part of growing older is losing your parents. Also, part of growing older is learning that your parents were pretty wise. I was very lucky as my Dad and Mom were married for over 50 years.

Back in 2007, I wrote a column about my dad and his life. You can read it HERE.

So take a minute today to say thanks to your Dad. Call him, send him an e-mail/text, or go visit him if he lives close. If he’s passed on like mine, take a minute to tell your wife and/or your kids some stories about your Dad and get out the photo album.

In the end, all we have is the memories.

A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail. –Unknown

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