Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all.

My husband and I drove to the coast on Friday and spent several days at Depoe Bay with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. It was a time to be together and enjoy one another, watch the grey whales as they would spout and surface, and with the grandchildren it was a continued period for exploration of the "treasures" which the sandy beaches hold as we strolled barefoot along the shoreline, trousers rolled up, buckets in hand, and with heads attentively bent downward so as to grasp each special shell and stone.

One of the more beautiful Oregon coastline drives is along highway 101 from Florence to Depoe Bay. The gently bobbing winding road offers spectacular sites of alternating sandy beaches and the volcanic rugged coastline. This resort itself rests atop a lava bed with a view of calm and beauty, that which is inhaled and can seldom be expressed.

Today is Father's Day and it reminds us to honor those men in our lives: our wonderful husbands; the fathers and grandfathers who guided and sacrificed; our brothers and uncles and those teachers who influenced; our sons who will now guide our grandchildren. It is a time to be reflective, thankful, and celebrate all the men in our lives.

Happy Father's Day to all the men in our life.