It’s Father’s Day 2012. This year my dad took my brothers and I on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon through the Sedona and into Phoenix. During our stay in Vegas we got to see KA and Phantom–both amazing shows. With my dad’s background as a director and in many ways a technical director of many impressive church productions, it was fun to “talk shop” about what impressed us technically. Both shows really pushed the limit in my mind of what’s possible to do on stage theatre. During our stay in the Grand Canyon and our travel through the Sedona our focus took much more of a spiritual journey as we stood in awe of God’s creation. My dad paid for the entire trip.
If there is one thing that characterizes great parents–especially our fathers–it’s the ongoing sacrifices they make for their children. When my parents divorced in 2003 they made it a point that my brothers and I would remain number one in their lives. We still are and because of their decision I can say that they have the best relationship I have ever witnessed in any divorced couple. Very minimal to non-existant conflict. We (my brothers and I) are very blessed to be in a situation like that–I have seen and heard of many others that are not as fortunate.
Dad’s ongoing sacrifice and inspiration in my life has molded me into the man I am today and the father I hope to become.