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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Nowadays, I know so many fathers. While my college friends' families were (and still are) scattered all over the place, my circle of friends here in town all seem to have family nearby. So I not only socialize with my friends, but with their parents, their in-laws, and so on. I enjoy it, and I see so many close-knit families.

I'm also at a point in my life where many of my friends are having children. There is something startling and very touching about watching these friends fall in love with their babies, and become good protectors of them. It's an amazing transformation, and a glimpse into a deeply sacrificial love that many see but of course most men won't ever get gushy about. Especially not the traditional southern WASP gentlemen of my acquaintance.

And then there's my dad. I could tell sappy stories, but I know that's not his thing. A nice glass of wine and a good joke are much more up his alley. So, I'll just say that you mean so much to me. Happy Father's Day!

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