I have been thinking of my #dad today, as we celebrate #Fathersday. Through the similarities in our personalities, my dad and I often butted heads and struggled to see eye-to-eye. I spent many years feeling intensely #misunderstood and #frustrated that we could not establish the closeness I so desired.
My father was a man who struggled to show his #emotions. Despite this, it was very clear how much he loved each of his children, as well as his #grandchildren. At his #funeral, so many strangers approached me, knowing intimate details of my life, as well as of the lives of my husband and children. #Bragging was how my dad showed his #love best, and this was a clear testament to just how much he loved us.
With my dad no longer here, my feelings of #anger and #hurt have subsided, though the longing for the closeness is still present. I now recognize how much he has contributed to the person I am today and wish that he was here to share this with him (though, let's face it, he would only brag about it!). I owe my #independence, my detail-oriented brain, my #entrepreneurship and #business sense, my love of #icecream, and my quirky sense of #humour all to him. In fact, on the rare occasion, when I catch myself guffawing obnoxiously, I often follow it up by saying "that was a #grandpa laugh". #Missing you lots dad and wishing that you hadn't been taken from us so prematurely. xoxo
Muchosañoh de la foto.. no se nota por mí? 😂
Mi viejito lindo, si bien te tuve sólo hasta los 14 años, me enseñaste mucho.. a ganar el respeto y el cariño de la gente siendo transparente, siendo yo misma... me enseñaste que aunque cueste, mínimo debe haber una sonrisa todos los días... que aunque haya muy poco, la humildad me va a hacer más grande que muchos.. me enseñaste a hacer cagarse de la risa a la gente, a ser el florerito de mesa en las fiestas, a tener ocurrencias tan weonas 😂 y con la risa y el goce de la gente poder sentirme pagada 💙 me enseñaste a demostrar a mi manera y que la gente no dude de mis formas 😊... estoy segura que en este momento me estariai preguntando que wea me pasa, preocupado de alguna forma hacerme sentir bien (y yo la dura diciéndote "nada"), me estariai apañando a cada cosa que se me ocurriera para lograr las cosas que quiero, cada persona importante en mi vida hoy, claramente sería como un/a [email protected] para ti, y esa parsona especial para mí sería de igual importancia para tí, poder entregarle el mismo apoyo que a mí me estarías entregando en este momento... pero de donde andí webiando 😂 sé que nos das la mayor fuerza posible 💙 a cada persona que comparte las cosas que amo, y los momentos que disfruto, les tirai de tu vibra que es única... 🍃💪
No sólo fuiste mi tata.. fuiste mi papá aquí y en cualquier parte 💙💙💙 #fathersday#grandpa#grandchildren#oldschoolpic#90s#love#vibes#beyourself#soul#party#laughs#humble#human#respect
There are riches and wealth of all sorts. That your children want to be in your arms is one of them. I raised a daughter and a son as a single father and this is my 20th Father's Day and 3 of them as a grandfather. I never knew Id be a dad and especially a granddad and Im only 38 years old. Things weren't always rosy with my two but it was ours and we have all worked at our relationship. I think one of the biggest things I've learned is to be there for them...yes to be firm but to be open arms. Relationships between children and parents can be trying but it also has its reward. I adore them both and we all still know how to make eachother laugh hard like no one else. And his is not to mention my newest bestie, grandson. And now there are twins on the way by way of my daughter. And I can never forget my furry children. The last image is my puppy Muchly. That Dude was the best friend I ever had. Love all you kids and Happy Fathers Day to all the men out there doing right by kids. -Ski #happyfathersday#family#photostorytelling#puppies#grandchildren