Often times, Father’s Day seems to go by and barely gets noticed or recognized..well definitely not as much as Mother’s Day. A good mother is often praised but a good father is told ‘well he’s doing what he’s supposed to do.’ Sometimes, I too take for granted the fact that my Father is still alive and well and he’s often the last to know certain things. By now I’m pretty sure he’s wondering why he hasn’t received a card from me yet lol. This year, I gave Hallmark a break and decided to use my own words to show my appreciation to my Dad.
Growing up I have many fond memories of my Dad..like riding on the back of his 2 seater bike and talking to him on the CB4 radio as he was on his way home from work. (his name was Dolomite and mine was Sweetpea.) I watched him and my mom build a successful business together which is probably where I get my entrepreneurial spirit from. It was during that time I learned what teamwork and believing in your partners dream were important. And even after my parents split I never knew the feeling of having an absentee Dad because he made sure to come see about us, many times taking us to Friendly’s for a meal and ice cream or maybe even a movie. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized how special that was..how I may have taken it for granted. Although he may not have been shelling out a whole lot of money for fancy gifts and such those moments of quality time meant a lot as other kids didn’t even get that. And sure he’s definitely not perfect, and we don’t always agree, but I know his heart is in the right place. I’ve simply learned to appreciate him for who he is and not who I think he should be. My father has been my protector, frustrated me to no end and yet made me laugh at the same time. I hope one day he gets to walk me down the aisle to give me away to the man that does the same.
I love you Dad.
Hoping you all have a wonderful Father’s Day!