What? I'm a little late? Well actually by posting this today it coincides with my personal belief about this AND Mother's Day. They shouldn't just be one day a year. One day to show your folks that you appreciate them? Nope. It should be anytime all the time. So with that being the case, today was just as good a day as any. That and the fact that I just got caught up on editing so I'm just now getting around to posting about it.
Remember when I posted that other pic not too long ago about some of the fathers I've had in shoots over the past several months? Well the reason I did it before Father's Day is I was saving that day for this photo. No, I didn't take all the pictures, but it's family-oriented. I've been blessed to come from a family full with a plethora of great fathers. This is just a tiny sampling. Yet another reason I love my family so much.
Just as I suspected, the original post I did with the pic of the fathers caused a mild controversy on The Book. There were some folks that felt the need to chime in with the usual negative "too bad there's so many deadbeats out there instead" comments. Totally disregarding what I clearly stated was the intent of the photo. It would be so easy to focus on the negative. Why take the easy route though? It's more important to perpetuate the good.
Anyway, I'm not wasting my time giving shine to the deadbeats OR the folks that want to continue to whine about them. I don't have to because I was fortunate enough to have the Greatest Dad in the World. One who has been with me since day one. The perfect role model. Someone said there are no such things as superheroes in real life yet he is one. A little bit of overkill? Maybe if you're a hater.
I was going to give Dad a call for Father's Day as usual and was just waiting until a decent time when I thought he would be up. Even though I was up at 5am. Don't ask why. I have no clue myself. So as I'm sitting there editing pictures, I get a text from him beating me to the punch. At least I knew he was awake so my call was much earlier than anticipated. It was a great way to start the day though.
I always seem to get a bit emotional on Father's Day for some reason. I'm sure the fact that Elijah and Mariah are so far away has a little to do with it, but it's more than that. It's also that I often find myself comparing my life to Dad's accomplishments and feel like I've fallen short. He has set the bar so high that I frequently feel I can't even see it. All I can do is keep trying though. If I even get close then I'd still be among greatness and I can live with that.