This Father’s Day, my family and I will come together to celebrate the 80th birthday of my beloved mother. Although her birthday isn’t until August, this weekend is the only time all of her children and grandchildren could gather, due to distance and frenetic summer travel schedules.
As the day approached, I’ve been reflecting on my own role as a father over the past 25 years. But my Mom is the one who keeps coming into my mind. Her parenting approach is to give me full-throttled, unconditional love every second of my life. Hers is the relentless, loving nature I work hard to model as I parent my own five sons.