Sometimes it takes having a day with your Dad to help you realise the importance of not taking yourself too seriously and to enjoy the moment. This year for Fathers Day Mum and Dad came over to visit us in NZ. As a special treat I organised a day in Wellington so Michael and Dad could enjoy the Gallipoli display at Te Papa. It was an early morning flight and Dad was thrilled to hear we where on the very last flight of the 737. The crew were a little emotional as they explained the years they had been flying on the plane. I guess we all get attached to things and this is what makes change so difficult.
The Gallipoli exhibition was amazing and I would highly recommend it. It was put together in collaboration with Weta. We also enjoyed walking along the waterfront and talking about historical facts that Dad could recall and how it related to what we were seeing in Wellington.
I love how Dad and Michael enjoy each others company. Both very good fathers to their daughters. Both have helped create strong women, who through our strength can be there for others but also recover from disappointments and set backs that we experience. We went to the Weta Cave and Dad and Michael both had fun playing with the trolls. Laughter certainly is a good tonic! We ended the day with Dad feeling special because he got to go into the Koru Lounge. Something that I take for granted in my hurry of business travel. Seeing it through Dads eyes helped me see what care Air NZ take of all of us as we exhaust ourselves through constant travel. There is nothing like spending a day with your Dad to remember who you area nd where you came from. Thank you Michael and Dad for being such great Dads.