Today is my fathers 50th birthday. We recently had an eye-opening conversation that really changed me. I learned so much in that one conversation with my fathers about myself and my family. I will forever appreciate him and honor him. For one, he has a good heart and despite what I feel he has not done or has done, this is the man God blessed me with. He is the only person on this planet that I can say is my biological father. This is my way of giving him honor on his 50th birthday and giving him his flower while he is yet alive.
Often time we don't realize what we have in a person until they are gone. We look at all their flaws while they are alive, but when they are gone, all we see is the good. We remember the good memories we shared. I know my father will be around for a long time.
I wanted my dad to know that I LOVE HIM! I see parts of him in me and ask we talked recently I realized I am more like him than I thought. I miss him and can't wait to continue to build a relationship that is long overdue for maintenance. All the things we went through in our Father/Daughter relationship has brought us back to this moment. A moment of reconcilation.
A mother and a father is an important part to purpose. They hold a HUGE piece to your identity. Appreciate them, love them, despite what you may know. I know that having that conversation with my dad recently and hearing him speak things into the atmosphere.....well...they broke some things off of me. Only a Father can do that! Happy 50th birthday dad!!