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World's Greatest Dad

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad.
— Proverb

My heart is heavy as I sit here at the gate waiting to board a plane to Boston.  My best friend, Dennis, lives there, and a few days ago he lost his dad. I know what he is going through, for sadly, I have been there. Nine years ago, I lost my dad. The first person to get on a plane and come see me was Dennis. To be honest, I do not remember the words he said or the things we did when he came to visit, I just remember how I felt knowing that he was there to comfort and support me during this tragic time in my life. I only hope I can do the same.

I still miss my dad each and every day, but, his memories fill my heart with joy. He taught me how to love. He taught me that God came first. He taught me how to be a gentleman and the importance of chivalry. He was tough on me when I needed it and understanding when I am sure I did not deserve it. There were times when he could have given up on me, but he never did. He gave and he gave and he gave...

There is a huge difference between a father and a dad. Mine was not only a dad, he was the World's Greatest Dad!

It is time for me to board the plane now. Keep Dennis and his family in your prayers this Father's Day. To all the World's Greatest Dads out there- to those we are blessed to still be with, and to those who watch over us from above as we await the day to see them again- Happy Father's Day. 


Get outside and enjoy some time with your loved ones. Last week, we began taking our training outside! Check out our first post about it here. This week, we have added a NEW park workout and also included some of our favorite outdoor workouts for you to try:

"Fitness at the Park"

"Bench Body Blast"

"Cardio Boost"