I was so blessed to have a dad who supported me, challenged me and loved me unconditionally. When I was little and felt scared, he calmed me instantly just by picking me up and wrapping his arms around me. I remember the protective feeling of being held by someone so big and strong. Later in life, he gave me strength in so many other ways. By his supportive words, his wise advice, and his encouragement to live life to the fullest. He would say. "You want it, get it. You want to go, go. " His approval meant everything to me.
At times, he made me feel a bit inferior because I was a female. I always took that has a challenge. A challenge to prove him wrong. When I was challenged in life, especially in my job, I felt equipped to do battle because he prepared me. Thank you dad for challenging me. It made me a stronger person.
The last time I visited with him, we had a terrible argument. The biggest one we ever had. But now, I can't remember being angry at him. All I can think of is his beautiful smiling face. That's the way I'll always think of him .
Love and Miss you Dad.