To My Dad on Father’s Day

The cradle my dad built us.

To My Dad:

My parents separated when I was two years old.  My dad got me every other weekend and for Tuesday night dinners.  We still get together for Tuesday night dinner.  And, according to my mom, he never missed a weekend.  My dad always seemed to want time with me and want me to be a part of his life and his interests.

He took me to baseball games and taught me to drop a ball down into the dugout with a soda bottle so that I could collect signatures.  He took me sailing.  He thinks I hated it because as a child I was scared of everything—the dark, gremlins, the alligator under my bed, leaving my mother, and sailing—but my memories from the boat involve loving being with my dad.  Note: I loved it except for the toilet or when the boat was heeling over.  That part I really didn’t like.  Okay, I actually hated the sailing part.  He’s right there.  I just liked the time with him.  But I think now I’d really enjoy it.  My dad thinks I didn’t like sailing because I […]

To My Dad on Father’s Day2018-02-14T16:36:08-04:00

My Dad’s Birthday

Today is my Dad’s birthday. My Dad made a life change this year to lose some weight. He and my stepmom both started doing Thins In down in South Eastern Connecticut. They have been doing really well. My Dad has lost over 30-pounds. The diet is really strict and he eats a salad for lunch nearly every day.

I love and am proud of my dad no matter what his weight, but I’m really happy to have him losing weight for all the health benefits so that I can have him in my life for a long time. Basically, I want to get to spend many birthdays with my dad.

The best part is, he says he feels better. And really that is the most important reason to start any healthy lifestyle. But it has really been a life change with no days off.

Here’s to another year of health to my dad and everyone!

My Dad’s Birthday2017-09-12T19:31:31-04:00