May 15, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
do you wish to be just like your dad?
BLOODNFIRE saidI have the MOST WONDERFULL DAD IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (no really I do) I wish I had his ambition, his strength, character, genius, confidence, smoothness, mental, emotional, physical energy, generocity, humility, his sense of humor....his ability to bring me up when I was sooo down I thought I would literally suffocate and drown in my sorrow and anguish....his ability to accept and love me NO MATTER WHAT....every thing and every one he touches turns to gold and has a positive lasting impression. He encourages others to live their lives to the fullest, and believes that we all have amazing levels of potential, that deserves/needs to be unlocked for the broader good/betterment of humanity and ourselves( he is a DVM Doctor of veteranary medicine, realestate tycoon, world traveler, loving father, son, brother, friend, husband, uncle....he is also twice my age and training for a 50mile marathon...yes I am as proud of him as he is of me, he keeps me on my toes, and gives loving advice, as well as tough love(lights a fire under my ass when needed ).....yes I would love to have dads attributes, but still retain my own individuality....but those are some hard shoes to fill...
FierceEyes saidI should be so lucky.
My dad was the oldest of 6. He had always had a job, but by the time he was 16, he was a manager of a grocery store. He and the next youngest, my Uncle Rich, took the brunt of my grandfather's abuse. That was until my dad, a junior in high school, threw his father across the kitchen table and told him he would never hit him again. Then he left home.
He lived out of his car for a few months until he saved enough money for a place of his own and then graduated high school. He paid his own way through college.
He married my mom, a divorced woman with a 2-year-old son from her past marriage ... even after his parents refused to talk to him or let them in their house while they were living together before the wedding.
He's always taken care of me, my mom, and my half-brother. He waited until my brother was 17 to adopt him. He didn't want to do it until my bro was old enough to decide what he wanted for himself.
He started from nothing ... abused and living out of a car at 16, and became a father of two, married for 27 years, and is the CFO and majority owner of a $100 million corporation.
Sorry for the lifetime special ... but he's my friggin hero. I hope every day that I will live up to be HALF the man my dad is.