I wanted to do a special blog post yesterday to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there. But I was a bit busy celebrating with the fathers in my life.
I guess I’m a little sad about Father’s Day since it is the first one without my father. He passed away the day after Christmas last year at age 86. I didn’t follow in his professional footsteps because he wasn’t a cop. But I have tried to follow in his footsteps in the way I’ve led my life. He was a strong influence in our lives who shaped our view of the world and led the way for our family. He was a veteran of World War II and member of the Greatest Generation. I valued his point of view. He contributed to our family and to his community.
So when I married I picked another strong man who is a great father and together we raised a son who is now a husband and father himself. Yesterday was his 2nd Father’s Day.
I’m lucky–I am the daughter, granddaughter, niece, wife and mother of strong fathers. I also count myself fortunate to work with the outstanding men and fathers of the Auburn Hills Police Department who work hard in this community every day and who raise their families to make this a better world.
Fathers are important. They bring value to our organization, our society and our community by being good fathers and bringing up the next generation to follow their leadership.
So, although belated it is heartfelt: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.