Okay, the post probably isn’t going where you think it’s going. Cause you know, this is my Daddy…
Mr. T. took the kids away for the weekend, so I figured today would be a good day to spend with my own Dad!
I grew up a real Daddy’s Girl. I loved digging in the garden with him, spending days in the boat, never catching fish (sorry Dad, but the bad fishing days outweighed the good), and doing just about anything that he liked to do. As I grew up, I did what most kids do, and started to be sure that my Dad is the biggest geek in the world. How embarrassing.
My mom and I were always incredibly close, and had completely opposite personalities. As a teenager my Dad and I were ALWAYS butting heads about one thing or another. Everything he did drove me nuts, and by the time I moved away to go to University, I had begun to realize he wasn’t as bad as maybe I thought he was, and in fact, we were similar….very similar…which is why we butted heads so often.
When my Mom got sick it was particularly evident that I had never given him enough credit. He was more capable than I ever realized, and he took care of my Mom until the very end – something I could not have ever done.
Our relationship is evolving these days. We went out for lunch today, did some shopping and chatted. It was a really lovely afternoon, and I was glad I got to spend some time with just my Dad. It has been so hard to not have my Mom around, but I’m glad that my Dad is here for my brother and I, and I’m thankful that our sometimes volatile relationship is getting easier.
Today, I’m thankful for my Daddy.
Are you close with you Dad?