It is Father’s Day weekend so it seems only fitting that this post be about my father. The thing is, he is a private person who although he is very caring and loving, doesn’t really discuss his emotions much (not unlike yours truly). So I don’t know how much he would appreciate a rambling tribute written about him for the world to read.
But if I were to write something about him, I would write about he was one of six children who grew up in a traditional home, with a preacher father and a stay at home mom. And how despite the fact that his parents and one brother are gone, he and his remaining siblings remain close even now.
If I were to write something about him, I would write about the fact that he joined the Army in the late 1960s and sustained a horrific injury during training which causes him physical pain to this day but which doesn’t stop him from being an incredibly active person.
If I were to write something about him, I would write about how he worked for years to provide for his family, never taking a sick day that I can remember, unless he was sick enough to be in the hospital. I would tell you about his incredible work ethic and talent from everything from car repairs, to building entire houses.
If I were to write something about him, I would write about how he he can sometimes have a very short fuse, and doesn’t suffer fools, but how he will help anyone at anytime for any reason, with no thought for himself .
If I were to write something about him, I would write about how incredibly smart and intelligent he is and how he has taught himself more in the last 69 years than most people learn in a lifetime in a classroom.
If I were to write something about him, I would write about how he has been a rock for me my entire life and has always been there for our family and how there is nothing he wouldn’t do for any of us.
There’s so much more I could say and write, including how he has been under the weather this week which has sent me into a bit of a spiral if I am being completely honest. I’m not used to him being sick and I pray he is back to himself soon.
So if I were to write something about him, I would write about the fact that I love him very much….Happy Father’s Day Daddy.