Thursday Treadmill Treats
My special day September 22
This date holds a lot of meaning for me, in good ways and in bad.
September 22, 1980 my father passed away, he was only 45 years old. My world as I knew it changed forever and I was never the same.
But they say that time heals all wounds, yeah not when it comes to losing a parent, I still miss him so, even now, 37 years later.
But the date, that horrible date, that use to make me cry now has other meanings for me.
It was the date I signed my lease on my new home finally freeing myself from that horrible marriage.
I prayed for so many long for a home for me and my girls and what day did I get it? September 22, my father was looking down on me.
That day was also the day I also sold my business, a business that I had only had for a year. What was I really selling? Why did he want it? I actually thought I was being punked! But God, here I was making a deal to sell it and stay on as a consultant for a large amount of money each week.
Really?? Yes, I walked out on faith and now I was being taken care of by God.
A year later I decided to get Baptist in our church and yes, you guessed it, it happened to be September 22, to me these things meant that even though my father wasn’t here, he was always looking down and looking after me.
Were all these things coincidence? Well you can say so but I know better, I know its my dad making sure I am all right.
I know there are always two ways to look at things, either you can see them as a negative or you can look at them a positive light the choice is up to you.
I chose to look at this date with remembrance to my dad, to a wonderful man and father who was taken to soon but left me a lifetime of wonderful memories. I look at this date as my life changer, a date for significant change and growth in my life.
So today my friends, remember that your parents will not be here forever, spend as much time with them as possible. Call them every day, tell them you love them because one day they will be gone and you never want to live with regret.
But also know this, as parents they will always look out for you, they will always be there, even if they aren’t any more.
So today I delicate this blog to my wonderful father in heaven. A father that drove 3 hours every Sunday to see me, that made me his special pancakes every week. A father above all fathers, that paid child support above and beyond what he was supposed to. A father that paid for my clothes, doctors, dentists and anything else I needed, who put me first all the time. A father that made me laugh, taught me culture, who gave me my love for the city, he taught me hard work, to value your things and that no matter what, you never say anything about your ex to your children, ever.
Thank you for always looking out for me, for letting me know that even though your not here physically, spiritually you will always be here for me.
I miss him every day…
I love you daddy, now always and forever.
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