As a father I cherish every Father’s Day gift I’ve received. But the one that I have on display in my bedroom is a Father’s Blessing that reads:
A father is someone you never outgrow no matter how grown up you are.
This is how I felt about my father, and I hope it’s the feeling my daughter continues to have about me.
Growing up with four sisters, my dad was more of a playmate than a parent. We joined Adventure Guides together – he was Big Raccoon, I was Little Raccoon. I helped him with home repair projects, he assisted me in getting my Moped running. We went to baseball and football games, competed in tetherball and board games, and worked together in the planning and execution of practical jokes on my sisters. And when the school bus driver denied picking me up because I forgot my bus pass, he came to my defense.
After graduating high school, my dad became more of my advisor. He encouraged me to challenge myself academically, helped me select the best offer for my first job, and toured my first home before I purchased it.
My dad has since passed away. But he instilled in me the importance of being involved in my daughter’s life. The time I spend with her has created moments that I will never forget, and hopefully, neither will she.
Marco’s Magnifico Father Sweepstakes
Marco’s Pizza is celebrating fathers with a special social media promotion. Post a story on Marco’s Facebook page on what makes your dad Magnifico for a chance to win a free Magnifico Pizza. And one lucky father will be crowned Marco’s Most Magnifico Father of 2016, winning not only a Magnifico Pizza this year, but his picture will also be featured on box toppers at participating Marco’s locations across the country in celebration of Father’s Day 2017.