I thought I'd post it again for Art. He really is one in a million.
Father's Day 2010
Art says he doesn't want anything for Father's Day from me. Instead, we'll be going out for lunch with my mother on Monday to avoid the crowds.
He's always been that way. He never really wants anything for himself, but wants to get something for everybody else dear to him. During our travels, his eyes are always open for something that Tiffany might smile at or Jon might get a chuckle from.
In the old Asian way, he doesn't say the words, "I love you," easily. It's just not the way we were raised. However, our children know. How can they not?
Hmmm... but just in case they don't, let me tell them that they have always been their dad's greatest joy and brightest wonder. To Tif and Jon: Your Dad loves you more than words can possibly express.
From the time the kids were born, Art immediately set up a savings plan to automatically take money out from every paycheck for their college education. He made sure he was home for every doctor's appointment, every teacher's meeting, every sports meet. When he came home from work, he left work at work and spent the time listening to Tif and Jon. If they needed him for anything, he would break his neck trying to be there.
I still can't do it without Art, but the kids can. He's made sure of that from the time they were born, and knowing that they can take care of themselves and are two of the kindest, most generous, capable children we could ever have hoped for is probably the greatest gift he receives every Father's Day.
Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads out there!