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Father's Day Reflection

Updated on June 17, 2012

Waking up this morning I was a bit groggy, the night before I had been exercising the night before as I often have lately. Either way I woke up and realized my wife was already up. Upon entering the living room My daughter brought me a card she had made for father's day. On the card she had drawn two versions of Iron Man (from the comics and the new Avengers film) one was a younger Iron Man giving "his Dad" a card. The elder Iron man complete with a mustache and small pointy beard (goatee, soul patch maybe). Daddy Iron Man gets a nice card that says #1 on it, lucky him!

Either way it was pretty funny.

Then my wife presented me with a gift, a big box with candy, chocolates several other gifts and some healthy snacks. I suspect later we will go out to eat at a nice restaurant. Suffice to say Father's Day is all about Dad and I can't complain at all. Thankfully enough I am actually off from my day job today and am able to enjoy it.

At this time I reflect on other Father's Days and past times. I think a lot of my own father as many of my readers may or may not know died in a tragic car crash when I was in my early twenties. But I won't get into that in this article.

What I remember of Father's Days of the past is a day in which my father who worked morning to night almost everyday back in those days was able to take a bit of a break. We would all give him simple gifts, as we were not a rich family, and spend some time with Dad outside his shop. In the evening my mom would take Dad to a nearby restaurant for a dinner out and I would look after my siblings until they returned. I didn't really mind staying home while my parents went out after all as I said we were not rich and two adults and five children would have been a huge restaurant bill. Besides mom would make something for us during the day to have for supper so we were good.

These days I truly miss those old days and I miss my Dad. But for today I will keep my thoughts primarily on good thoughts and ideas. If my family is determined to be so good to me and do so much for me than I will do my best to accept what it is and be happy. So to all those Dad's out there that are just stuck in the mud all I can say is loosen up and enjoy it.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      Deb Welch - thanks you too :)

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      always exploring - glad you liked it, thanks for reading!

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      writer20 - Our fathers will always be a part of us and what they've given us means so much. I suppose even though they are gone we should be glad that we had a father and for our time with them for so many do without and in my mind that is a lot of what is wrong with the world. So we have to hold on to what we can and what is right in the world :) Thanks for commenting and reading.

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      Deb Welch 5 years ago

      Glad to hear you had an enjoyable Father's Day. Voted Up and Beautiful thoughts. Thanks.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      shampa sadhya - thank you for reading I felt I had to share. Father's day is great and I love it :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Loved the Father's day card and your tribute to your Father..Cheers

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is a great tribute to you Dad. I lost mine many years ago due to nasty disease like you I still miss him a lot. Back in England in those days Fathers Day hadn't been thought of, until a few years after he passed and did I feel ticked at that happening to late.

      Voted up useful and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Loved your style of paying tribute to your father and side by side accepting the honor showered upon you on this Father's Day. It is right that everything must be taken in a positive manner. Voted up and beautiful! Sharing too.