Father’s Day is almost upon us, and in the spirit of this special day for Dad, some of the Queensboro staff has shared some of their favorite quotes, advice and memories about their Dad and fatherhood in general.
Happy Father’s Day!
Favorite Advice From Her Dad: “I am very much my father’s daughter, and choosing just one favorite thing about my Dad would be impossible. I will say, the greatest gift he has ever given me is the ability to believe in the impossible, the improbable, the hard to reach dreams. He taught me to live without limits. Any success of mine is a direct success of his, simply for encouraging my imagination…(he might regret that sometimes! :) ) “
Favorite Memory of Her Dad: “Playing catch with my sister with our Dad coaching; I was maybe 6 and demonstrably left-handed in eating/drawing, etc. Left-handed, I threw “like a girl”. At one point, Steph and I switched gloves for fun and started throwing that way. I was much more successful throwing right. The next thing we knew, Mom was asking Dad where he was going. “Going to get Jenn a new glove – she throws like a rocket right-handed!” Dad continued to be my softball coach for the next few years.”
Claire, Customer Service
Favorite Memory of Her Dad: “My whole life my father has been the funniest man I have ever met, sometimes intentionally but most of the time unintentionally. So it was no surprise when this year I asked him what he would like for Father’s Day, and he responded immediately with “Undying Adoration”. He already has it, of course, but he just wanted to make sure we knew how good we have it. Although I don’t know how to gift wrap or mail that, it does always make me smile at my lame yet witty dad who I adore. “
Matt M., Marketing
Advice About Fatherhood: “No one on their deathbed will say, ‘I really wish I spent more time at work.’ Cherish the time you have with your kids, and make more time if you can.”
Matt H., Customer Service
Favorite Father’s Day Memory: “You hear so many stories about how having children changes your life, how it’s the greatest thing that could ever happen to you, and how the day they are born is the greatest day you will ever experience. Most of this is true. I am the father of a precious little girl, who continues to melt my heart with each smile, laugh, and new word spoken. The moment I saw her I felt a new passion for life and I knew I would never be the same again. Yes, that day was extraordinary, but equally challenging. I would have to say that the day I met my wife was the greatest day of my life. I met her on a day hike to Gregory Bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a mountain-top pasture known for an amazing display of hybridizing azaleas each June. Ironically, I met her on a Father’s Day and greater forces were certainly at work. The weather was perfect and I was enjoying my fellowship with nature. I ran into a group at a trail junction, where we all thought it would be a good place for a water break. She immediately caught my eye. It wasn’t the “love at first sight” that you often hear about in songs and film. But, my heart stirred and I knew something was different about this day. The group asked that I join them for the remainder of the journey. Although I enjoy the peace of a solo hike, I was glad to oblige. Her smile was intoxicating. For the purpose of keeping the story short and sweet, I’ll spare you the details. It’s quite simple actually: we bonded, we dated, we fell in love, and eventually decided to spend our lives with one another. Now, we marvel at the new life we created and love our little family deeper each day. But, I still think back to that Father’s Day and how a little walk in the woods changed my life forever.”
What’s your favorite Father’s Day memory?