It’s raining cats and dogs outside. I was up late all weekend and I am exhausted. I have absolutely no desire to leave my house right now and yet I am getting ready to go and put my shoes on so I can jump in the car so I can go spend a few hours at my dad’s.
That’s love right there.
I was sitting here today thinking about this man who raised me. Thinking about all I have learned from him. I’ve learned from his example how to be honest, virtuous, real, and modest. How to be responsible and how to command respect. He has taught me how to be a good man.
The thing about my father that I respect the most is that he does not hide his flaws. He has never tried to portray himself as someone he is not. I’ve learned from these flaws just as much as I have from his virtues. It is only recently that I see how difficult that is to do. So often we want our children to think we are perfect.
So out I go into the rain. I will probably get a guilt trip when I get there for being late. Standard procedure for my dad. He’ll tell me that he was home all day waiting for me to come over (which is a lie). I’ll tell him I only came over because I wanted to see the puppies (also a lie). Then he’ll say something like, “when I’m old I wonder who is going to be around to change my diapers?” I’ll respond with a hearty “NOT IT!”
This is how we show our love to one another.
– Happy Father’s Day Y’all.