This Father’s Day I wonder if this will be the last one I get to spend with my precious Daddio. He is 92, and in my opinion, absolutely adorable! While we never know just how much time we have with our loved ones, you know at 92 time is certainly limited.
On Mother’s Day I celebrated my two moms and how they both are a big part of who I am. I guess that means I also have two dads to celebrate and honor, who are also part of who I am.
First, I honor Kenneth, the man who adopted me at birth, the man I very fondly call Daddio. I am truly a Daddy’s girl. From him I learned a peaceful, non-combative nature (most of the time!); to never disrespect my mother; how to chop and haul wood on the coldest of days; to grit my teeth when I’m angry; to not back down on what is truly important, especially when the safety of others is involved; no matter what you do, never ever get bad credit; how to properly maintain my car (to this day he makes sure I check my oil and everything is ok when I am traveling); undying loyalty; sometimes it is best to walk away and burn off your anger rather than escalating a fight; how to be a good right hand man (girl) and hold the light where he needed it and hand him the tools that he needed for every odd job for the house and cars; that you don’t necessarily have to say a word when someone’s heart is broken or hurting – sometimes all you need to do is love and accept them, be there and wrap your arms around them and hug them tight without asking any questions; and so much more.
Second, I honor Derk, the sperm donor, who without, I would not exist. Hmmm…..what did I learn from him? I honestly don’t know. Genetically, I’m sure I have some of his traits. I have not met him and don’t know much about him. I guess I learned no one is perfect. Forgive them for it.
I am looking forward to spending the day with my Daddio and family. I can’t wait to squeeze him and love on him and soak up the family love. To laugh, play and cry with them adds so much meaning and joy to my life. I see lots of hugs in my day!! I don’t know which is better, to give or to receive so much love. I think it is sublime when the flow of love is freely being given and received. I am a lucky girl indeed to be in the midst of this love flow. I pass it on to you.
Today I honor all the Fathers out there, both good and bad. They all have a purpose. I also honor all those guys that are great father figures and mentors or that long to have children of their own. Peace, respect and blessings to each and every one of you.