My Visit Home: I Love My Dad!

By Donnie | Articles

How could I possibly do one without the other? If I give credit to my mom, it’s only natural to do the same for my father.

I don't have a whole lot of pictures with my Dad as an adult, but this is my favorite. My First Degree Black Belt Exam

Dad, I didn’t get to spend as much time with you as I would have liked, this time around, but I love you just the same. I appreciate all that you did for me when I was home. Thank you and Grandma for letting me borrow that convertible Mustang while I was home, it made me look cool (even though, I’m really not). Pops I could go on all day about the reasons I’m thankful to have you, but thank you for being strict when we were younger because I think it’s where my discipline comes from, thank you for teaching me how to “man up” when things get tough, thank you for teaching me the value of hard work (I remember those front and backyard raking sessions), thank you for teaching me to be strong (physically and figuratively), thank you for letting me wake you up at three in the morning (to say goodbye) even though you had to go to work the next day.

When I see so many single parent households nowadays, where there is no father to speak of, you were never like that…you’ve always been there for us, and I appreciate you more than you could possibly imagine.


Your son,


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