My 3 Dads

It’s almost Fathers Day.  Not to bring anyone down, but this will be my first Fathers Day without a father of any kind around to celebrate with.

My last remaining dad, my father-in-law, passed away earlier this year.  In 2011, both my dad and stepdad left us.

I’ll sorely be missing them on Sunday.  All three of my dads were forever my biggest fans — and I theirs.  But one thought brings me a sniffly smile, despite losing my dads seemingly all at once, they all proudly saw “Dustin” make it to “the show,” living long enough to see my name alongside Steve’s on a syndicated daily comic strip after decades of watching me pitch comic strip idea after comic strip idea.