My oldest son was the first of my children to have a child. I was so surprised how much I enjoyed seeing my son be a father and watching his children grow. Celebrating Father’s Day this year with he and his family was a special treat for me since we live a state apart. His oldest will be headed off to college in a couple of months and we all feel the shift in our lives as we remember early childhood and now the prospect of the first one leaving home.
We spent time in the pool and played cards. Ken barbecued flank steak that had been marinated for 24 hours. Laurie made a fresh corn salad and Ken’s favorite cake. His boys bought him a video he had been wanting to watch.
We looked at a family photo album, did some reminiscing. In this hot climate, staying inside or near the pool is everyone’s favorite option.
After dessert we watched The King's Speech, an excellent movie on video. What is the normal way to celebrate Father’s Day? Not sure what that might be. It’s all about family. Father’s are always special and we honor the work and guidance and loyalty that a father represents. We remember our fathers past and are glad to celebrate those that are still with us. Beautiful.