What a beautiful, sunny morning this is! After a wonderful weekend with family–our son, daughter-in-law and baby granddaughter were here on Sunday morning, and then our daughter and her husband came for supper–I feel so happy and recharged for the week ahead. The highlight of any week is the chance to be with the ones we love, isn’t it?
In 1972, President Richard Nixon made Father’s Day an official holiday–a day to honor dads for all they do for their children. I usually associate his name with less noble moments, but he got this one right. If you’re a dad, here’s a belated “Happy Father’s Day!” to you. And if you are a single mom with kids still at home, my heartfelt best wishes go out to you as well, for filling a dad’s shoes as well as your own can’t be easy. For all of the romance and light romantic suspense books I’ve written about the sometimes rocky road to commitment, the real challenges lay after the trip to the altar, don’t they?
And for those of you who are a special aunts and uncles, a positive presence in the lives of your young relatives, best wishes to you, too. These days, kids need every positive influence they can get.
Sorry this is brief…I’ve got to scurry out to feed the horses and hit the road, so I can watch our youngest grandchild this morning. I’d love to hear about some of your own memories from children, or as a parent!