Thanks, Dad

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Today being father’s day, I’d like to write about my dad –

2012-06-09 12.11.00

There are lots of things I can say about him to demonstrate how awesome he is –

 

– Waking up early on Saturday mornings to take me to bowling. He came in one morning that I was very sleepy, I straight up said, “I don’t wanna do it anymore.” He said “ok” and walked out of my room (none of that, “son, you need to see this through.”) He never forced anything on me, he allowed me to be myself.

 

– Taking me to the sporting goods store to buy me a new tennis racquet on the very day that I broke my old one by throwing it.

 

– The best advice I’ve ever gotten from another human being: when I was in my early teens, he told me “never apologize for who you are.” I think I understood this before the hemorrhage, but I really get it now. What you see is what you get. It may not be what you like or expect, but it’s me.

 

Thanks for being my dad, dad! If I’m a good dad it’s only because I learned from the best.

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

FIN

@JarretLWilson

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