One of my oldest daughter's friends, when she was still young enough to be at home, told me "I wish I had a Dad like you."
This statement was made by a sixteen year old girl who was raised by a single mom. It was made without sarcasm, just a simple wistful statement of what she wished could be.
What could I say? I just hugged her and said "I wish you did, too. But if you need to borrow me, I'll be here."
Ten years later she still calls me Dad.
I have added Kim du Toit to my links just because of this essay.
I have further decided that he is among the luckiest men alive just because of his wife's attitude towards his essay. I am likewise blessed.
Thanks to Emperor Misha I for bringing this post to my attention.
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