June 21st

June 21st is a day fraught with meaning for me. On this date 11 years ago, my father died. On this date 6 years ago, Jeff and I got married. Every so often, this date lands on Father's Day, like today and the year my father died. Yes, my dad died on Father's Day -- oh the irony.

clockwise, from upper left: 
Bob (Jeff's dad), Tony & Frank Valli (my dad and his father),
our wedding day, Martin holding Jaden (Jeff's grandfather)

Happy Father's Day to the fathers we are lucky to still have with us and also to the fathers who are gone, but will always be in our hearts.