As for my Dad, we were able to visit him on Father's day. It was a quiet and quick visit considering he's been in the process of recovering from a brutal case of vestibular neuronitis. While on my trip, he was hit with a sudden and acute vertigo. It was vicious, to say the least, as he had no choice but to go to the ER via the paramedics. After staying in the hospital for a few days, he returned home where he's been slowly recovering. It was a scary thing, but the good news is it's generally something that only happens once. I'm glad it's not something chronic, etc.
It wasn't the Father's day he hoped for, I'm sure, but it was kind of neat to see my siblings rally around him and my Mom when it all happened.
One of the things I love most about my Dad is his ability to make people feel really good about themselves. He doesn't hesitate to compliment others and is genuine when he goes about it. He's a scholar, a scriptorian and his work relating to LDS church history is frequently highlighted in newspapers, etc... as great as all of this is, it's how he is with people that I admire most. Maya Angelou said:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
And he make people feel good inside. This is what I try to emulate most. I love you, Dad.