Monday, December 8, 2008
One Of The Good Ones
My dad passed away this Friday and I felt it only fitting that I should say a few words about him on my blog. I'm very fortunate to say that we always enjoyed a good relationship and he's definitely someone I can say I am proud was my dad. He wasn't perfect of course. He thought ALL sandwiches and burgers should be slathered in mayo. That's just wrong, but we were able to work around that. He worked hard to provide for his family and to be able to send me to school, so I'm able to do the same. I didn't realize at the time what a gift that truly was, but now that I'm older, I do. He was never ashamed or afraid to share his faith in God with the people he would meet. And not in a way that the person would feel like he was shoving it down their throat. I can honestly say there are more than a few people he touched in an eternal way. It's hard losing a parent at any age, but knowing that he always knew I loved him (even if we were disagreeing about something more substantial than mayonnaise) and vise versa helps. More than anything I know he would want people to know more about his faith. And secondly he would probably say, if you smoke...stop now!