Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thank You Dad

My dad isn’t a man who received a higher education and I suspect that combined with his conservative Latino upbringing, it made him a much more reserved dad. My father showed me love, was dedicated to his family and he taught me responsibility and respect for my partner...all by example. He didn’t have to tell me to have a good work eithic – he got out of bed every day and went to work; he didn’t have to show me to respect my partner – he treats my mother with such care that it is obviously the only way to show someone you love how you feel about them. All to say that although my dad and I aren’t pals and that I may not be the picture of what he wanted in a son, all that is great about me is a direct result of the job he’s done. As I interact with the Minnie and show him love, my hope is that although I may not be what he envisioned as a parent that he can see that being an upstanding man has less to do with someone’s education, how much money they make or who they’re sleeping with and more about being an honorable man; showing your respect for your partner, your children and humanity through your actions and being someone that nurtures and supports those in your circle. I love you dad...thanks for making me the man I am today.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

Happy Fathers Day to dads! :-)

Ty said...

Well said. Happy Father's Day!!!