|Cowboy boots & bare feet enjoying the Grand Haven beach!|
I recently came across the quote "A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Anonymous
This would be my dad - 15 plus years of school pictures worn and weathered. Or the fact that I used to love "borrowing" his sweatshirts in high school and apparently had the habit of stretching the cuffs out on the sleeves - which he now is reminded of whenever he wears most of them and tries to push the sleeves up and finds they won't stay. Opps :) Or as I sit here writing this post wearing one of my favorite shirts, an old chambary shirt that I "borrowed" a few years ago when I was home for a wedding...and it somehow found its way back into my suitcase and back to Virginia.
Hope you all are able to celebrate the men in your life today, or to reflect on the legacy they left behind. For the ways they love you and make you feel special - even if it might take you a decade or two to see it. As my uncle has always told me... "I am his favorite niece." And as I often say back "I am your only niece!" but I am always met with "but you are still my favorite!"
“It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home. It’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.” – Margaret Truman