To all the Dads out there reading my blog, I want to wish you a very Happy Father’s Day! Yes, I know that the actual date of Father’s Day varies from country to country but my wish for all of you is the same.
I had the best Dad a girl could have, and I realize it more and more each day. He was a jack of all trades, he could fix a car, build a house, operate any heavy machinery, catch a wounded pet, remove splinters, and even was a policeman who kept all the boys at bay when I was a teenager. He could be the most gentle of men one moment, and scare the daylights out of a potential date the next. He wasn’t really big and muscular…not the buff sort of man. He just had that air about him. That confidence. That aura that all loving, caring Dads have.
With just a look he could make my sisters and me cringe and wonder what we’d done this time and with another look he could make our hearts melt.
When he got older…and we became more friends and caregivers to Daddy…he became a very special part of my life. I found myself protecting him and wanting to take care of his problems. I guess the roles were reversed. And still, sometimes I still could see that spark of intense intelligence and love; for there was never any doubt my Dad loved us girls. Never. Poor guy, he had to share a home with four females, plus a female dog and a female cat….he just couldn’t get a break. LOL, but he wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Give your Dad a great big hug this weekend, and be sure to tell him you love him. I wish I could have told my Dad how much I loved him more often…but he knew. By the end of his life, my Daddy was my best friend who taught me how to change a tire, install a light fixture and check my oil. He also taught me that having as well as being a parent is one of the greatest gifts in the world….savor the experience. Someday all you will have is memories…and what wonderful memories they can be.
To my Dad, Walter. You taught me what was right, I hope to make you proud…
I’m sure you are leading an angelic chorus today,