Happy Father’s Day Dad
The most inspirational man in my life was my dad, and today I pay tribute to him. If you started following me lately you missed me telling you what a remarkable man he was. He was a friend to many, a husband, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, even Santa. As important as these things were to so many he played a much bigger part in my life. I was daddy’s little girl.
He taught me so many of life’s lessons without saying a word. He taught me to be a giving person by watching his generosity. It could be a helping hand or it could be a physical object, if he had it he would give it.
Ever since I can remember I tagged along with him. He shared his love of cars with me. Often by putting a piece of sandpaper in my hand and putting me to work. He shared his love of the water with me by bringing me out on his boat to scallop, or just to go for a ride.
Father’s Day is often celebrated with cookouts. I can’t count the number of my Dad’s Father’s Days that were. Many of my fondest memories of my Dad center around a grill. He was the person who instilled the love of cooking out in me. When we was little we would pack up a cooler and go for a picnic down to Seawall, A local part of Acadia National Park. As I got older we started going to my aunt and uncle’s camp on the weekends. Our huge family would gather there and my dad could always be found stationed at the grill. I still laugh when I remember the time he went to light the grill and something went wrong. He looked up at us with all the hair on his face singed off. All he did was laugh and tell us grilling can be dangerous. He Joked about teaching someone else how to do the grilling so he could retire. When someone else tried he would let us know the food was nowheres near as good as his.
TY Dad for all you have given to me. Today I will grill in your honor, even though the food can not compete with yours.