"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom."
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
"When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time.
Frederick Buechner, 'Whistling in the Dark'
A special shout out to my wonderful father Bill Figge who made all of this possible... I only wish we he were here with us to enjoy all that he helped to create!
Love you and miss you always Dad!