It's Father's Day in Finland today, so happy day to all you dads!
I'm a bit sad, or not exactly sad but a bit... I don't know. My husband is too, so we almost argued this morning, wow, way to go me and way to go us. Now I sat down for a while to think about it.
My mom and dad divorced 9 years ago. My dad moved to other town and we haven't seen each other a lot. Actually, I haven't seen him at all this year, and now that I think of it, not last year neither. It's not that we are mad at each other or anything, not at all, it's just... Speaking on phone doesn't feel comfortable and as we live far away from each other, meeting isn't easy either. We are becoming strangers to each other? I haven't even send him a message and it's father's day, I feel a bit ashamed. I think I'll take a photo of our kids and send it to him, like I did last year. He's very artistic and made a drawing of father's day photo last year and send it to us as Christmas present, it's on our dining room wall. Kids are holding a sign "Happy Father's Day Grandpa" and in drawing he changed the text "2011".
So that's my dad-story, that's why I always feel a bit strange when it's Father's Day.. I guess I kind of miss my dad?
And my husband then. His dad passed away 6 years ago, it was really unexpected and very traumatic to my husband. It was close to Father's Day when my father in law died, so this time of year is quite difficult to my husband. He's acting as he's not thinking of it and being strong, but I can tell he's a bit sad today.
But let's think about happier things! We celebrated Father's Day anyway - not because of our own dads, but my husband. He's a dad, yay him, and I made him breakfast with our kids. Kids gave him presents they had made themselves and cards. Our youngest one hade made a BIG card at school, and the present was in small pocket in the card: little note telling what dad will get as present. The note said: "I will go with you to library and we go together by bike". My husband was happy - going to library is a weekly thing he does together with kids, seems that kids like it and think it's a great thing to do!
Soon I'm off to work, evening shift, so one more cup of coffee, hanging with family and then to work!
Happy Father's Day!