Dads & Grads: Let the Celebrations Begin

Patti with the King of the Kaminski Castle: Happy Father’s Day Mr. Kaminski! Photo by Mary Favre.

It’s hard to believe that it’s June already.  It seems like this year has just flown by, and here we are already celebrating the summer.  I, for one, am ready!

Celebrating summer kicks off with celebrating Dad, and in this issue, we feature six very special Dads nominated by family members sharing their sentiments of why their Dad or Grandad is the best ever.  I hope you enjoy reading about these special men on page 8. And congratulations to Michael Allen for winning our Dad’s Day Prize Package – fit for a king!  If you are looking for some great gift ideas for Dad, check out the Fort Bend businesses who participated in the Focus on Fathers promotion on page 12.  Simply click on their logo, and go directly to their website to get something extra special for Dad.

It’s also the season to celebrate our graduates, and we are so excited to share the vals and sals from Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD and Fort Bend Christian Academy.  These students have worked hard to achieve the top spots in their classes, and we salute their efforts.  Congratulations to all of our Fort Bend graduates!

Perhaps the sentiment I appreciate the most about fatherhood is by one of my favorite authors, and honestly, it can be applied to motherhood as well.  As our babies have become young adults, Mark Twain’s words absolutely resonate with Mr. Kaminski and I.  Twain said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

Happy Father’s Day to all of our Fort Bend Dads and Grandads – we appreciate you all!

Stay focused,