A Happy Dad: Yoda and Accidental Pig Roasts.

Among life’s greatest joys and mysteries is that of being a father.

Two quick examples today from two of my four wonderful kids. (I’ve got stories about Josh and Heidi too but not today…yet!)

Daughter Jessica is 27 years old, lives in New York, yet sends me this text yesterday: “Accidentally in Virginia for a Pig roast with Amy. Call you tomorrow. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.”

How does one accidentally end up at a pigs roast in a state miles away? If you know daughter Jessie you understand completely.

Daughter Molly, 19, gives me this Father’s Day card this morning. The heading? If Yoda were a dad… The message: Reckless you are. Borrow the Car, you may not.”

My kids make me laugh. They reveal my dark side in ways nobody else can, which gives me a chance to grow and become a better person. They draw me out of myself and into community. Given my love of ideas and the philosophical my kids along with my wife keep my head tethered to my neck.

Love to my kids. Thanks for making me the luckiest dad in the world.

 

 

Posted in Staublog in June 19, 2011 by | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to A Happy Dad: Yoda and Accidental Pig Roasts.

  1. ST061911 | Dick Staub on June 19, 2011 at 7:48 am

    […] “Accidentally in Virginia for a Pig roast with Amy. Call you tomorrow. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.” Text from daughter Jessica who lives in New York. Read More. […]

  2. Ray Brown on June 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Yes, our kids are wonderful. They can keep us on our toes. And we love them for that. Rick phoned from his home in Kennewick and Rust in Seattle and is going to a mariners game… both on the same line. The wonder of cell phone tech. Robin our daughter and son-in-law in Washougal are coming over for lunch today. They live just 2 miles from us. Ruth and I enjoy your blog and news about your family. Happy Fathers Day Dick!

    Ray

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