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Part 30, June 19, 2016

Today is Father’s Day. I miss my dad, and he’s been gone for 17 years now.
He loved me unconditionally, listened to me, talked to me, welcomed me always. He wasn’t a church goer because he was brought up protestant (Presbyterian, I think?) and when he married my Roman Catholic mom, he signed away his right to raise any children in his religion but was unwilling to change it and knew that if he went, we would want to go with him, at least sometimes, and would ask questions that would be hard to answer. Especially when my mom fell away from the Church and we kids had no religious leadership in the house, I have to wonder how he managed to keep his word and not begin to take us to his church. Had he lost faith at that point? Was he just plain stubborn? Or was he that honorable? I never asked, and he never volunteered the information. There’s so much that we never talked about, even with all that we DID talk about. Dad, I love you. Happy Father’s Day in heaven!