Totally enjoying cooking Mike’s Father’s Day breakfast with the ghee a friend gave me. It smells sooooo good. I still haven’t successfully made a “pretty” omelette, but they taste pretty delish, so I’ll keep trying!
I’ve seen this floating around a lot lately, but I thought it was worth re-posting. It’s kind of like the idea of godparents taken to the next level. When author and father Bruce Feiler found out that he had a rare form of cancer, one of the worries that ran through his mind was, “who will father my dauthers if I die from this?” Feiler then formed a “Council of Dads”, a group of six men who knew him well, that agreed to do their best to share Feiler’s voice and help teach his daughters the life lessons he would have. It’s a beautiful story, and I think one parents could all learn from – one of the great things I took away from it was that we don’t have to wait until we discover we have a life-threatening illness to form this kind of support network for our children. Even while I’m still on this earth, there will be times I won’t be able to be there for our daughter, but I hope she will know she has other women, women I (and she) love and trust, whom she could go to for help and advice and comfort.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank all the dads and would-be dads out there like Feiler who are so cognizant of how they are shaping their children. It truly is a gorgeous thing to see – a man, fathering. Your presence and intention are invaluable gifts. May your day be filled with much joy and, as I’m sure it’s needed, rest.