Dad's Day

Doc here with another post: A Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.

Lucy and I are blessed to have two great men in our lives that serve as support, role models and friends to both of us.

My dad and I have shared so many diverse experiences together - things that are emblazoned on my memory.  I remember when I was young learning to love and respect nature - whether it was fishing, camping or walking through a landscape job site.  I also learned about sacrifice and love of our wonderful country - raising the flag at our house, singing the national anthem (loud) at ballgames, and watching the tears in my dad's eyes as we visited "The Wall" on the lawn of the National Mall in DC.  I learned the value of hard work and the need to balance all aspects of my life.  He also taught me not to take things for granted, to respect people and to be thankful for all that we have been blessed with in our lives.  He has been and continues to be a great father to me!

Lucy's Dad is pretty cool too!  He and I have fostered a great relationship over the past several years.  I greatly appreciate his patience with my golf game, I enjoy our time together working on "Lucy's" projects in the shop, and I value his advice and perspective on work, family, and life.  Getting to know him, I can see how much of himself he has put into his children, and his relationship with his 3 kids is something I truly admire.  He has many talents, one of which is highlighted in this picture.

Both of these men have taught me lessons about how to be a good father - something that I continue to work towards.  I am not sure that I will ever be as good as they are to Lucy and me, but with them in my life I think I will be ok.