Thursday, December 3, 2015
Happy Birthday, Dad
Today would have been my father's 92 birthday. Sadly, he passed at 64.
We had a strained relationship. What I most admire was at age 60 he started reinventing himself. It was as though he was taking each facet of his makeup and thoroughly examining it.Most parts he kept but some he discarded.
My biggest regret is we didn't have the time to reconnect and reestablish our relationship. My next biggest regret is my sons didn't grow up knowing him. He was an awesome grandfather. As an uncle and great uncle he influenced many nieces and nephews.
We don't get to pick our parents but, if I had that option, I would have picked him.