For some reason, this year Father’s Day made me think of this little necklace from my childhood, one stashed away in my treasure box that I hadn’t thought about for many years. That’s my dad, my younger sister, and I. That picture makes me smile. My sister and I are wearing handmade dresses that my Grandma Baker sewed for us and I wonder if she did our hair as well because it looks so, well, tidy. At my dad’s we often picked out our own outfits, which were pretty wild sometimes, and liked the freedom to do our own hairstyles on occasion as well. Remember that dad? We didn’t leave him out of the fun, though, and liked to decorate his hair with barrettes too. He was such a good sport.
I’m grateful for my dad. For his humor, his friendliness, and so much more. On Father’s Day I thought of my dad. And I thought of other dads as well. I thought of my mom who misses her dad and I thought of Jeff who misses his dad too. I thought about how grateful I am that Bracken has Jeff for his father.
How was your Father’s Day and Summer Solstice? We spent ours at the last day of the show, but Bracken and I managed to do a few surprises for Jeff, which made him really happy. I’ll be back with pictures from the Black Sheep Gathering tomorrow, but just wanted to come by and say Happy (belated) Father’s Day to all you dads out there!