Yesterday was Father’s Day and well, I was not in the best frame of mind. It will be twenty years since one of the best men I ever knew left this realm.. My granddad. A man who had a limited education but taught me & my sis so much. A child of the Depression, he knew the value of struggle & hard work. He came from a well off interracial southern family but when the Depression hit, they lost a lot of things just like all Americans during that time & had to leave school to help the family. My uncle, a WWII vet, told me stories of their life after he passed.
Another man I miss is my dad.. It will be five years since he passed & honestly, it still hurts; mostly because it was unexpected. 51 is quite young. When I look back on things, I wonder if I had moved there like I planned would he still be alive.. Would he be there to see his grandkids grow to be awesome young men. Would he walk me down the aisle..
Both men had a tremendous impact on my life-some negative & positive. I learned what a real man was from my granddad & my geeky side from my dad.
To the dads of the world, be good to your kids. Be real men. You don’t know how much of an impact you have on their lives…