I’ll admit I was closer with my Mom and had a rocky relationship with my Dad for several years, but that was in the past. And despite that my Dad has always been there for me no matter what.
As a I became a parent I truly appreciated how much he did for us. How he would come to all my sporting events even driving all the way out to Indiana my senior year of college to watch me run at Nationals. How he dropped me off and picked me up from high school until I was able to drive. How he provided us with good benefits through his job with the state. How he helped me with anything car related even when I should have been able to do some things like oil changes on my own.
He was very involved in sports and would push me hard. Looking back I realize he did this because he wanted me to do well. He would shoot baskets with me, catch me when I pitched and run track workouts or trails with me.
He has helped out many afternoons when I’ve had medical appointments this year, picking up the boys from school, making sure they do their homework and playing sports with them in the backyard. He has helped out as much as he can with the kids which Chris and I greatly appreciate it.
Whether it was taking me to feed ducks at a local lake when I was little, taking my brother and I to playgrounds in the area to play, taking me to pitching lessons throughout high school and driving me to basketball and softball tournaments in multiple states many summers, my Dad has done a lot for me that I never fully appreciated until I became a parent.
So a very Happy Father’s Day to my Dad. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me and my family.
And Happy Father’s Day to all the other fathers out there! Enjoy your day and thank you for all you do!