Father’s Day Without My Dad
Father’s Day is this Sunday. It’s a time for kids to show their appreciation for all that that their father’s taught them and all the sacrifices they made for us.
I remember as a kid asking my father what he wanted for Father’s Day and he would always say “World Peace” and I would say, no dad, really, what do you want for Father’s Day? And he would answer “Ok, you can just get me a Cadillac”. Yeah, both my parents had a good sense of humor. It was his way of telling me I didn’t have to get him anything.
My father was a very giving man. He was always giving his spare time to help our church or to help those in need. That was one thing he taught me, that we were all here to help each other. He also taught me my work ethic. He would say “It doesn’t matter if you are running a business or scrubbing toilets, do the best job you can because your name is on it”.
He taught me a lot over the brief time we shared together on earth. He taught me how to hit a baseball, play basketball and even how to drive. He taught me the importance of family. He taught me manners and to have respect for every human being.
I lost my dad in a car accident when I was 19 years old. I remember how tough that first Father’s Day was without him. It doesn’t have to be Father’s Day for me to think about him, I still think about him all the time. I still quote him a lot as well. He always had some great one liners.
So enjoy your Father’s Day with your dad because you never know if they will be around for the next one.