The Worst Father's Day, The Best Father's Day
by Ed Nolen
A Chicken Soup for the Stepfamily Soul Contribution
A year after I was divorced my two daughters, Debbie (14) and Amy (9) asked if they could go to the lake on Father's Day with their new stepdad and mother. He had a ski boat and I had never been a "water" person. They loved his ski boat. It really hurt that they wanted to spend Father's Day with their new stepdad. But my oldest said that we want to celebrate a few days before Father's Day and go on a picnic. Well, I said that would be fine and it turned out to be a fine day. When I picked them up from their mother's home they had baked me a cake and I was so excited. They wanted to make the day very special. We went on the picnic and had a great time and it did turn out to be my best "Fathers Day". It's funny, this is the only Father's Day I really remember.