Thursday, January 22, 2009

What more could I have asked for?

Dad, I love you and miss your big hugs and scratchy beard already. I am grateful to have so many happy memories of you. You taught me how it feels to be truly and unconditionally loved. You showed me that Dads aren't always perfect but, that doesn't mean they should give up trying. You told me that if something is worth doing, then it's worth doing right.

Dad, you had so much happen to you in your life, even from an early age... You could have used any number of things as an excuse to give up, but you didn't. You just changed course and didn't feel sorry for yourself. Your life showed me that things don't always work out they way you think they should, but you deal with it and learn to adjust your own expectations instead.

Thank you for being there for me no matter what. I couldn't have asked for anything more, even though sometimes I did. I was honored to have called you Father in this lifetime. I loved you then, now, tomorrow and can wait to see you in the next one.

Ride free Daddy and enjoy the scenery, salt water taffy, popcorn and fishing along the way.

1 comment:

alan said...

So very sorry I missed this when it went up...please forgive me!

Your Dad sounds like one helluva man...reading his guestbook and the obit I'm sure I'd have been proud to be alongside him on the Kittyhawk had we been there together, or in a fishing boat or on the road!

I'm glad you had him!

I hope when my time comes there are words half as wonderful written of me!