My dad (Jack) did his best to be the best dad he knew how to be. His dad was an uninvolved alcoholic so he didn't have a very good role model. He taught me how to throw and catch a baseball, how to throw and catch a football, he taught me how to cast a line and reel in anything that might be on the other end. He also taught me how to be kind, honest, a hard worker, and how to love my wife and kids. He taught me the importance of going to, and being involved in church- which was a priority for him.
My dad worked away much of his life to support his family - he worked two jobs as long as I can remember. He still though, found time between sleep and work to coach my little league baseball team, eat dinner at the table every night, take us on vacations every year and church every Sunday. He was a man of few words and no formal education but left a mark on all who were blessed to know him. Happy Birthday Dad! I'll see you again someday!
As John Mayer sings:
Stop this train,wanna get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't, but honestly
Won't someone stop this train?