Father’s Day 2010

It was Father’s Day in Australia yesterday. It’s a day celebrated right around the world at different times during the year.

So how was my Father’s Day? It’s become a pretty mixed day for me. Overall it was brilliant and I was truly spoiled by my amazing family but there were those moments that I thought about how I miss my own dad who passed away several years back. I often wish he was still around to share my life.

I also thought about a good friend of mine who passed away a year ago, just before Father’s Day 2009. I miss him terribly but I know that his children would have been feeling that pain a whole lot more yesterday as they thought about a wonderful dad who’s gone way too soon.

I suppose that those mixed feelings should serve as a reminder for all of us to make the most of the time we have today and to ensure we don’t just wait for days like birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the like to tell the people close to us that we love them.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • I was just writing a blog entry about some of the nice people I’ve “met” through TMA when I discovered that you aren’t listed any more! I hope that’s a temporary thing.

    • Hello Bev. Always good to hear from you.

      Thanks for the very kind words on your blog.

      I’m listed on TMA under the old name for my blog, The Journey. 🙂

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