A Father’s Day to Remember…Isn’t it Always?
On this day, for the last decade–that’s as long as I’ve been a father, I am asked: “What did you get from your children?”
And my reply is the simple, and always the same.
“Nothing. Today they get a break. Because for 364 days a year they provide me with the greatest gift of all.
They believe in me.”
And it’s true. There is nothing to lift my wings or encourage me to go farther; hit harder and last longer in the game of life, than knowing they believe in me. Whether it was standing in any of their cribs and calling out for me when they were little, or now, when they are much older and demanding of an instantaneous mediation because someone has taken that last scoop of ice cream–and a serious investigation is clearly in order, their belief in me, to love and care for them–to give them the best life I can possibly provide, was palpable. Always.
And it fuels me every day of my life. When I think I can’t write another word, do another rep, hit the heavy bag any harder, I think of them, whispering, “C’mon Dad…we know you can do it…”
As I’m constantly working, know that when you thank me, you should really be thanking them. I’ve missed important events, been late for birthdays and practices, all to make sure the stories you’ve come to except of me are written and released.
And not a word of complaint. Oh, the odd whine, but if I have to thank anyone, I should thank my long-suffering wife for being such a terrific mother and making the bonding experience between me and my children so much easier.
I was always a loner. Until we had the kids.
Of anything I’ve ever done in my life, being a dad is the absolute greatest. Nothing means more; nothing ever will.
Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and all dads that read this blog. And to those that have passed, may God keep their souls rested and at peace.
I’m not posting tomorrow, Monday, as I’m away, but please go back to the ‘Basi-Virk’ post from Friday as I will be providing you with more such material some time this week. The new material perfectly dovetails with the latest release.
And you’ll love whose name appears all over the next document(s)…..
One parting thought: How can these people have gotten away with this? It’s just astounding that based on just the documents I’ve released on this blog that anyone could possibly deny what is surely obvious: The BC Liberal government, under the direction of Gordon Campbell and various henchmen (and women!) including Gary Collins and Christy Clark (despite competing interests, at times), directed the sale of BC Rail to BC Liberal bagman and long-time Campbell and Clark friend and supporter David McLean and his CN. It was a salted process. The fix was in from the beginning.
It’s as clear as day.
Until Tuesday then, be well.