I never thought of Father's Day as a particularly trying holiday on the psyche. It's not the kind of thing that evokes images of soldiers dodging bullets on a beach or an entire race of people escaping bondage at the hands of its oppressors or anything like that.
But when you're not with your new baby girl for her first Father's Day, it's damn near excruciating.
For all the dads out there -- thanks for everything, and hold your kids extra tightly today.
Happy Father's Day, everyone.