I've read some of the father's day posts here- most recently lorianne's, before that poor woman's, Myriad's, Jmac's and more. So many others I haven't gotten to but hope to... reading here can be a full time job.
Really, I'm not much for sentimentality. Don't go all in for DAYS for this and that. If I'm a father on June 17th am I not a father the other days of the year? It is a full time job, isn't it, or in my case used to be. Was for my Dad too until I was 'raised up.' He's long dead now but did well, mostly. We try to make it better for our kids- what else is there when it comes to that?
Blah blah blah... just talked to my kid. Yeah, he called me, and Mr. Low to No Sentiment or not, I have tears in my eyes, but they're happy tears. He's coming home the 29th, or 30th. Don't know for how long. Could be 4 days or 14, hoping for the latter. Either way though, it'll be good. We are . . connected, I suppose. I count my blessings for that.
After we talked he texted me this, just now actually: "Your son can save a life. Better than having some (deleted expletive) pothead in a band, or god forbid, an art major." He always keeps me laughing.
Friday night we had a party, a going away party, for his (mine too) very good friend Richard- affectionately known as big head, or little Dick, his dad, now also gone being big Dick.
When his father passed a couple years ago he designated me as his new dad.
I took it as more of a joke than he did apparently. . . we is tight.
So when he asked last week if he could have his party here I just said "sure, of course." He is going to Navy boot, tomorrow.
Him and Eli have been bestees since kindergarten, something that wouldn't have happened if we hadn't moved to that neighborhood at that time.
Things happen for a reason ya know. The hell is in figuring the reasons.
l to r- Hannah, Ryan, Jo Jo or Jolicia, Jadiz, Richard, Amanda, and Emma. I think I got that right.
Bon Voyage Richard!
Damned shame your departure couldn't have been after Eli's visit.
Love ya man!!