Tomorrow is Father’s Day. It is supposed to be a day in which I rejoice in the many blessings that God has given me; specifically, Parker, Tessa, Daniel, Gabriel, and Child #5 which we have not yet named. In that sense tomorrow will be a great day.
However, it will also be a sad day. On Sundays my wife and I have what has become a family ritual. We record the Sunday morning television news programs and then watch them together while relaxing over our evening meal. Tomorrow, our ritual will be a melancholy one for we will be missing Tim Russert. For a long time we have enjoyed watching as he hosted Meet The Press, putting his guests in the hot seat with a class that was uniquely his own. This week he died of a heart attack and I will greatly miss him. He will no longer be a part of our Sunday evening repast.
Rest in peace, Tim Russert.