Happy Father’s Day to all the father and father-figures out there! I know it’s one of those days that is either celebratory or tough, so we hope you find solace in the loving memories you have with your dad, or gratitude in the male figures in your life who provide the love and support of a dad. Maybe it is a day to celebrate yourself as a father and feel proud as you see your beautiful children and what they have become.
My dad makes me laugh. He’s the guy I go to when I’m feeling lost, confused, and scared. His calm demeanour and big picture advice is always the medicine I need. His long intricate stories that twist and turn, circle, and hover are in itself a therapy. Our relationship grows as we grow, and his energy, playfulness, patience, and kindness is what he brings to the table not only as a father, but as a grandfather. He can also whoop my butt in tennis and probably run miles longer than I ever will.
Spencer- Gabrielle and Andrew are so damn lucky to have you as their dad. Your energy matches theirs; your strength and stamina when throwing them up into the air over and over and over again is mind boggling. Your eagerness to help when they need you both emotionally and physically; cuddle times; tickle times; passing along life lessons and strong values; and your presence with them does not go unnoticed. One of our favourite things to do as a family is to go hiking and you’re always the one lifting the log looking for critters and every chance to show Gabi and Drew this beautiful world. We love you xoxox
And on a less mushy note: we’re open from 9am to 4pm today. ...