Sunday, June 20, 2010

Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

I remember an ad for the Red Cross some years back, that described working for them as "The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love". I believe that that statement all describes fatherhood as well. It can be, at times, a thankless job. But it has been the most amazing experiences of my life. Other times, trying to get through to my very willful children can be like leading a hopeless charge up hill (they get that from their mom).

My role as a dad doesn't afford me the time to pursue my hobbies, but I have been able to see my daughters pursue their interests and I wouldn't miss one minute of it.
So, I would like to wish every dad out there, especially mine, a sincere and heartfelt Happy Father's Day, you are all loved more than you realize.


  1. Happy Fathers' Day to you as well. Excellent description of the experience. I have two girls (11 and 9) and a boy (6) and immediately related to everything you said.

  2. I think that ad was actually for the Peace Corps, but the sentiment is still appropriate. Having kids is a definite drain on the hobby time. You just need to get your daughters into it! :)

    Happy Father's day!