Skip to main content

Father's Day 2013

Every year we celebrate a specific day or holiday for some aspect of life that we emphasize on that day.  For instance, Thanksgiving, we celebrate everything that we are thankful for in life.  Valentine's Day, for those we love and admire.  Mother's Day, to show appreciation for what our mother's do for us and how much they love us.

Don't get me wrong, we need these days.  But shouldn't every day be Thanksgiving - a day of giving thanks?  Valentine's Day?  A day for giving extra special love to those we admire?  Or Mother's Day, to show those moms who make those sacrifices for us?

When my father was alive, I obviously celebrated Father's Day on a yearly basis with him.. However I felt that I was missing a spark.  Perhaps, it was the fact that I unintentionally took his presence on this Earth for granted, that nothing would ever happen to him.  As of December 23rd, 2011, when he left this Earth, I began to celebrate Father's Day not only every year in June, but every day of my life - and more intense than when he was here, even if it was only for a few minutes.

With that being said, those special days mentioned above are necessary as they teach us  an important lesson - even though we have thanks, love, and many other attributes in our daily lives, we should never take them for granted until that person is gone.

All we need is that one special day to realize that we will not be here forever and need to have that extra special celebration to remind us that life can never be taken for granted.  Fathers are special examples of life and are the guides we need, especially in our youths to help direct us.

They are the ones who help feed our passions.

Such as..  

Airshows..
B-17 "Yankee Lady"


Show us the world in every direction...



And help provide us with everything we need to be successful in life.
WTC Tower #3 "Freedom Tower"

Hadn't it been for my father, I wouldn't have made it to NYC, to start my life anew and start flight school.




Father's not only help bring you into the world, but also help bring the world to you..




Sunrise over Long Island this morning

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
TO ALL OUR
FATHERS OUT THERE!





Jeremy



Comments

  1. Jeremy, This is so beautiful. Yes, a reminder of what might not be there. Amazing that we need a day to remember that...but we do. I hope that this day and all that follow are special for you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Karlene, I also hope you had a great Father's Day weekend. Father's Day is a great way to open up the summer as well. Speaking of summer, I hope you had a great vacation / road trip!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Understanding Air France 447 by Bill Palmer

Cet article est un hommage et de mémoire des passagers à bord Air France vol 447.  Les âmes doivent les ailes d'anges pour nous aider dans la poursuite de rendre le ciel plus sûr .
This article is in memory of those souls which perished on board Air France 447.  May their souls grow the wings of angels which will help guide us in pursuit to make the skies safer.
Este artigo está na memória daquelas almas que morreram a bordo 447 da Air France. Que suas almas crescer as asas dos anjos que irá ajudar a guiar-nos em busca de fazer os céus mais seguros.


"Understanding Air France 447"
by  Bill Palmer


RATING:
FIVE STARS
*****


Looking into the eye's of the passenger profile photos of some of those on board after having read this book, I could never begin to understand what was going through their minds during their final thoughts and moments alive on aboard Air France flight 447.

A 26 year old doctor from Ireland, an 11 year old student from the United Kingdom, 29 year old Brazi…

Anything

Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is teaching you how to stand on your own two feet. 
Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion. 
Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back.  
Anything you hate is teaching you unconditional love. 
Anything you fear is teaching you courage to overcome your fear. Anything out of your control is teaching you how to let go.



Life is a lesson.  Passing the exam is up to us.
Take to this Monday with the lessons above.  Do your homework no matter how long it takes.  Passing the test will be one of the greatest achievements you will ever accomplish.

-Jeremy

Flight For Sanity

"While it’s tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took."
-Frasier


___
FORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Grand Rapids, Michigan
April, 2017

With seconds to go, I was making a mad dash down the concourse.  Of course my gate had to be the last one at the end.  The chances of me making the next flight out after to the concrete jungle were growing very slim.  In the distance, I could hear a small boy ask his mom, "Why is that man running?"  Barely hearing anything over the sounds of rushing blood and adrenaline, I heard the mother explain that I was running to catch a plane.
As I ran, I flew into my subconscious and thought about the times where I wish I had ran towards something, risking everything valuable in life because of something I believe in, instead running of away from something due to fear of how bad it would impact my life.   Risks that were worth taking, that I never…