I don’t get to celebrate Father’s Day in the traditional way as a Dad, so I cherish my daughters from afar, am thankful for their happiness, intelligence, health, and beauty (inside and out), and think about them with love.

A few words I’d like to share with them as if they were here… As you grow from girls into women BE yourself, weigh others input but THINK for yourself, then ACT upon what you believe!

This time will soon be upon you… “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~Dr. Seuss

And one small simple wish… that whatever life brings, you will share all the goodness and grace that’s inside you. Always be HAPPY and Be Good To People! Remember… you and your sister are the light of my life and the warmth in my heart. I love you both dearly.

I do my best to relish this day as a son as well with thoughts of my Dad… Jim Valvano’s words always ring in my ear… “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” (He did, and never wavered… a good man, a better friend, an extraordinary Dad. The way I hope to be remembered as well) 

The Dad That Doesn’t Quit…

“I wish none of this had happened.” ~Frodo “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.” ~Gandalf, in Lord of the Rings

#‎RonR‬ #‎ThisDadWontQuit‬#NoLetUp!


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