I remember when I was about 6-8 years old. You couldn’t separate me from my dad. I would see him put on his shoes I would in an instant run to find mines as well. After all daddy you can’t leave without me….that’s what I would think. As the years would go by I would have so many memories of my father,going on my first road trip, learning to ride a bike, learning to fish, how to scale and cut fish. I remember a time my dad would come home from working 12 hour shifts, he would fall down on the recliner, and I would help him to take his boots and socks off. I gained so much pleasure from helping my daddy.
Throughout my life, everything has seem to change, my dad was always constant. I brought my first car it broke down so much. I called my dad soooooo much. No matter rain, sleet or snow…day or night if I needed my dad he was in the GMC on the way. Every year previously I would walk into Walmart for Fathers Day and find myself so unenthused by the selection of cards. None of them really held a light to what my dad has been for me, my brothers & sisters. My family in general. In 2016 I started writing personal cards to my dad. I wanted to touch base on all the aspects of my life he’s touch and he continues to touch this very day. I hear people say a boy needs his father, well a girl needs her father as well. You see a girls father will be her first love. He will be the splitting image or at least close to it Of the man she will eventually marry and create a family with. He is the model, prototype of who she will be with for the rest of her life. She will measure everything to him. My father is a great role model there are so many things that he has done for me that has shaped me to be the woman I am today. Independent, strong, sometimes fearless, maybe a little too fearless at times, resilient and irrepressible.
Im so blessed to have my father still here today. Now stowing little seeds into my children. No matter how small they will forever remember all he has done.
No matter where I am in this world, no matter the mistakes I make, I know you will always be there for me.
I love you forever and always daddy.
“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there. But a guiding light whose love shows us the way”