Monday, June 20, 2011
I had a great Dad! He was known for honesty, integrity, work ethics, and lack of haughtiness ina all circumstances even though he was a manager. His employer told us at the funeral what we already knew and that was that if my Dad said something you knew it was the truth, he also added what we didn't know and that was that as long as he managed his books he knew hew never needed to call an auditor. He knew they were correct because of my Dad's integrity and accuracy in his work.
Another co-worker stated that once she and another co-worker got into a squabble about who should do what work. My Dad walked in as they were bickering. She said he never said a word, but sat down as they were arguing. When they happened to look over at him, he was quietly doing the job the both thought they were too good to do. She said they both felt about an inch tall and wanted to slither into the woodwork. They settled their differences and didn't argue worked together to decide how they could help each other make the office run more efficiently by doing whatever jobs needed done.
I am so blessed to have these memories of my Dad. For me I knew whatever he told me was the truth and I knew that whatever I told him would not be laughed out, villainized, or minimized and he would show true understanding and compassion without strings attached.
He was a deacon in the church and enjoyed serving others. I continue to learn from my Dad's example every day.
My husband was another strong man but in different ways than my Dad. He believed in protecting abused animals and worked with the USDA. He was very intelligent and could fix anything. He was a kind man and tried to take the best of care of me. I miss him greatly and with the trials and obstacles I have faced as a widow I have relied on the things that I learned from my husband and watched him do to survive and keep the place fixed up and repaired.
I am very fortunate to have had two strong men in my life who had values and commitment.
Also, I have a Heavenly Father, who has looked after me, provided for me, and provided these two men in my life for a definite reason I am sure.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY in Heaven to all of these wonderful pillars of support in my life.