This is my dad, with my granddaughters a few weeks ago.
He was away at Father's Day and we didn't get to spend the traditional day together,
We get to spend other time together and I have never been a huge
'have to spend the actual holiday together' person anyway.
Dad wood carves.
The girls are just old enough now to find it fascinating.
There was no posing,
they were truly captivated watching him.
So this post will be
Things I Learned from my DAD!
Belated for Father's Day.
My dad was the most patient teacher of anything.
He let me make mistakes and was never too busy to stop and teach you anything that he was doing.
He never just did it himself because it was faster.
He let you make mistakes,
He let you learn from your mistakes.
Sometimes he even let us and others get injured in the process.
But we learned.
My sister and I learned to:
Replace a Car Radio
Run power tools
Change spark plugs
Check our tires
(the driving thing almost did him in, he finally turned that over to our mother)
and even a little wood carving.
Getting the picture?
We had no brothers.
He prepared us for life.
But most of all, he had the patience to work with us and let us try anything.
He taught us that you can do anything you put your mind to.
You taught your grand-daughters some of those same values and skills.
I am truly blessed that you are around for your
and now a great grandson!
I don't think that they need a knife just yet though.