Saturday, June 17, 2017

My life of privilege with my father.

I consider it a privilege and honor to have a father like mine. "Good old Fred".

My dad left this world 50 years ago and I still miss him on a daily basis. My dad felt it was his responsibility to be the best dad he could, not my best friend. He made his share of mistakes and it cost our young family almost everything. But that is just how my dad was "All in or not at all" A couple things about him he passed on to his kids.
He showed how a man loved his wife. No excuses!
He would rather choke than tell my mom she din't cook something to his liking.
He showed by example, whenyou make a wrong decision, the consequence belongs to you. deal with it and don't complain.
Always be hospitable to others. No matter their station in life. Period.
Help those in need when you can.
Work first, play second.
Forgive, forgive, forgive. Accept forgiveness.
Keep going forward and don't let the past drag you down.
Don't just say you love someone, show it and don't use it as a weapon.
In his opinion, it was a man's responsibility to do the best he can to provide for his family. He appreciated the love, acceptance, help and support of his wife. (she as a prize)
It is impossible to tell you everything. But hopefully you can see him in his kids.

I guess I led a privileged childhood. I held my father as he died and prayed in his ear. The greatest privilege of my life.

Love you dad! Can't thank you enough.

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