--Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H
"Sometimes our hearts get tangled.
And our souls a little off-kilter.
Friends and family can set us right.
And help guide us back to the light."
Listen up. Today, The Daddy is feeling The Prez and the fact that he took time out from his busy schedule to acknowledge the critical role of fathers in families. And The Daddy especially likes it when he admits that he missed the absence of his own father when he was growing up and is trying his hardest to be there for his two darling girls. Check it out:
President Barack Obama's Father's Day Message
As the father of two young girls who have shown such poise, humor, and patience in the unconventional life into which they have been thrust, I mark this Father's Day—our first in the White House—with a deep sense of gratitude. I observe this Father's Day not just as a father grateful to be present in my daughters' lives but also as a son who grew up without a father in my own life. My father left my family when I was 2 years old, and I knew him mainly from the letters he wrote and the stories my family told. And while I was lucky to have two wonderful grandparents who poured everything they had into helping my mother raise my sister and me, I still felt the weight of his absence throughout my childhood.