I am pretty sure that even though he said I could share some pictures he wouldn't want me to tell you too much about him (weird internet phobia again!) I will tell you this, he is a great dad. He and my mom divorced when I was 5 and my mom and I moved from Virginia to Texas. A move like that is hard, the distance makes regular contact almost impossible to maintain. He did. Every summer and every other Christmas like clockwork I boarded a plane and flew from Texas to Maryland (and later South Carolina) to be absorbed into my other family. I was always greeted with a hug, always loved and cared for, always provided for.
Divorce can bring out the worst in adults, it can create an atmosphere of blame and ill will that leaves the kids caught in the middle. I never experienced that. Both my parents protected me, never casting blame. That is an incredible gift. One I am beyond grateful for.
These days Dad is semi retired and lives back in his home state of West Virginia. That's not ideal for me and my sisters since I am in Texas and they are South Carolina. But it works for him, so what's a girl to do?!? OH! I know, she posts some awesome pictures of him on the internet!! :)
|Here we have me and My dad enjoying the paper together|
|I imagine "we" are watching a football game.|
|He sleeps like the dead, a trait I have inherited!|
|Love the sideburns, circa 1970 something!|
|Family portrait with my step mom and sisters|
|The t-shirt says it all!|
|Showing off his best side!|
|With his mom, my Mama Mac|
|At the adoption of my niece and nephew, along with my beautiful baby sister|
|He and my BIL took the nephew for his first flight. Dad has always loved planes!|
|Papa time! She must be telling him a great story|
|great profile shot!|
So, Happy Father's Day, Dad! Thanks for everything! I love you.