I knew a month ago I would be writing this post.
I knew what I was going to write about.
I knew what I was going to show you.
I love being a father. I was 25 when Max came along, perhaps young by today’s averages but I was ready. Chris joined the family 19 months later. It was Ingrid, Randy, Max and Chris for 17 glorious years. I loved every Father’s Day, but especially loved the handmade cards, breakfasts and little gifts. Of course that changes as your kids grow, but there is one gift that has stayed in my bedside table drawer all these years. An alphabet book from Chris (age 6ish), called Dad’s Alphabet Book. Each letter included a priceless connection between father and son and we shared many laughs over the years at the pictures and the captions. (You see a few of the pages below) We would always come back to the letter ‘u’.
U – underwear is what you sleep in.
I don’t know why that was so funny…but it was and it is still is.
Chris knew how much this little book had meant and he had actually began a draft of a new alphabet book at my urging. Yah, I know, with him being 17, I could only guess the ‘Family Guy’ type humour that would be utilized, but I guess I’m going to have to wait to see that finished product.
Now I must say that Max was exceptionally thoughtful and surprised me earlier this week with tickets for the 2 of us to see the BC Lions play on Sunday at the old Empire Stadium site which will be great. Thanks MAX!! I’m looking forward to it!
Tonight though, on the eve of Father’s Day, I wanted to share with you this alphabet book to help us all to remember that it is the smallest of things that can mean the most. This gift did not cost any money, but it was and is PRICELESS.
Chris, I LOVE YOU.
Your Dad forever.