Today is my dad’s birthday and it’s a big one! Any of you local folks see him, please give him a hug for me!
Here he was several years ago with the green cat quilt I made him.
My dad is the kind of dad everyone deserves to have! He was always patient but firm, kind but strong and best of all . . he didn’t kill me for some of the crazy things I did growing up.
My dad can fix everything and that makes it kinda hard sometimes when your husband isn’t a fixer. After having grown up being able to hand my dad anything that wasn’t working . . from a cheap ink pen that I loved to a problem with a car, I sometimes have to remind myself that Vince isn’t a fixer.
Once when I was either in high school or college, my Mustang needed a tune up. It was “missing” (I think that’s what it was called) but I told my dad something was wrong with my car. He asked what it was doing . . . and heck, how does a girl explain that? I thought of how to describe what I was experiencing and . . finally, I had the words. I told him “It seems like the back wheels are trying to catch up to the front wheels!” With that little bit of info, he knew exactly what I was talking about.
We were disciplined but I never remember my dad being mean or hateful or not having time for us. We always had everything we needed and often what we wanted.
I think of how some kids these days, and probably in the days when I was growing up, were raised and I am so blessed to have my dad for a dad!
So . . Happy Birthday Dad!