My Dad

This is my dad. He’s the kind of guy I want to be when I grow up.

One look tells you he’s wise and strong, but also kind and humorous, and full of love.

What you might not be able to tell is that he has one of the meanest dad looks around – the kind that when delivered over the dinner table to young giggling girls, strikes fear into their hearts…but also fails to quell the giggles. And you might not be able to tell that he’s a perfectionist who cuts down decking to fit meticulously around stone boulders, or who arranges his vast array of work tools into impeccable logical order. You might not be able to tell that he works tirelessly to complete the task, and to complete it well. You might not be able to tell how smart and clever he is, always thinking of the best solution. You might not be able to tell how he reacts calmly and carefully to life’s upsets. And you might not be able to tell how much he loves his family, though I suspect that, no, you can tell that.


If you look close, you might be able to tell how much I love him.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you.


12 thoughts on “My Dad

    • He really does have a great “mean face!” But I think it’s softened with age πŸ™‚ I love him so much.
      Thinking of you and your dad today Kathy. Blessings to you and your family.

  1. What a wonderful post, Heather. I assume you have been very busy because I haven’t heard from you in a long time. I smiled as I opened this.

    • Life kinda went crazy starting in December. Our company began the process of being acquired, which sent me and the mister down the rabbit hole of preparing for change. Said change landed squarely in our laps last week, and we are dealing with the fallout. I think we’ll land on our feet, but it’s been trying to say the least.
      Thanks for checking in. I appreciate your thoughts Pat πŸ™‚

      • Ouch – so scary when you are in the middle of it all but you seem to be smart and resilient enough to land on your feet. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have a crystal ball to see the future as we are wading in the muck and sometimes feeling like we are being pulled down. Keep us updated.

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