Yesterday was Father’s Day. On the evening of Mother’s Day I was already planning how my special day would play out. As things go, I found myself sitting in an empty house on Father’s Day. One daughter lives in Hawaii, another lives in Utah, yet another was at Disneyland with her family. My wife was in Tennessee visiting her dad and my son was… well who knows? So I sat alone and watched the Women’s World Cup. Then I got a text from an “adopted” daughter and her fiancé thanking me for being a father figure to them both. Then a package arrived from Amazon (a new coffee maker, thank you very much!). Phone calls happened. Then another “adopted” daughter came by to record our podcast. Pretty much nothing went as I had planned it, but it was a wonderful day. The love I felt certainly allowed me to…

–Rise Up!!

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