It’s time to break out the BBQ, the golf clubs, the fishing tackle, and gear up for that day of the year where we show Dads how much we love them. This Sunday is Father’s Day and we want to reflect a little bit on this. Being a Dad means so many things….care giver, good cop or bad cop, fun guy who lets you do things Mom won’t, bandaid applier and boo boo kisser, world’s biggest fan (of whatever the current activity is), broken heart mender, wedding day heart giveaway-er, grandpa, cookie sneaker….the list goes on. But really, Dad is a teacher, someone who their kids look up to teach them so many things about the world. We came across a nice poem that we want to share and feel that sums up the impact of great Dads the world over….
Life Lessons by Joanna Fuchs
You may have thought I didn’t see,
Or that I hadn’t heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.
Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we’d grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It’s written on my heart.
Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be
The person I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.
I’ve grown up with your values,
And I’m very glad I did;
So here’s to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid.
Here at The Crossing we are proud to boast that we have a few pretty amazing Fathers and Grandfathers on our team. After working together for a couple of years it isn’t hard to see how hard they work to be able to give their all, at both home and work. In an industry like ours the hours can be long and unpredictable, which can make family life challenging at times. It takes an exceptional amount of energy, time and planning to make it all work. And, although we can have some long days out here, one thing that always brings a smile to the face of our “Crossing Dads”, is talking about their kids and grand kids. Being a Dad takes time, patience, love and presence….we would like to take a moment to let the Dads and Grandpas on our team know that we think you have all of these in spades! Have a great Father’s Day!!!