Smile Dads!

As a general rule I hate clichés. In honor of this Father’s Day blog however, I am going to bend my rule and trot out the well-worn adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In this digital era of instant gratification no one wants to sit down and read a thousand word essay if they can look at photo and get the same basic information, and as the aforementioned saying goes, sometimes a picture really packs a more powerful punch. CCM_DadIn early July 2015, my father passed away. Two weeks before that, my brother surprised my father on Father’s Day by bringing him the type of breakfast he loved best – tons of coffee with assorted chocolate pastries. He then snapped a picture of my dad with a happy/shocked look on his face and sent it to the family WhatsApp group. It wasn’t a great picture by any stretch of the imagination, but as it turns out, it was the last picture we have of him. When I look at this picture I feel happy, sad, nostalgic, and a whole range of other sentiments that I can’t quite put into words.  This Father’s Day take a picture of your dad, and if you don’t have a dad anymore, dig out an old photo of him and let the memories flow.

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