I would just like to share some of my favorite memories of my dad as they popped into my mind.
My daddy was always very involved with his kids. i would always look forward to power outages because me and my little brother and my dad would play games. One time in particular, the power went out later in the evening. I remember my dad going downstairs and finding an old oil lamp and some oil to help light up the house. He put it on the kitchen table and grabbed a pack of cards. We played poker (texas hold 'em as I recall) for hours by candlelight, poker chips and all. Those were always such fun times.
I remember how fun the winters would be with my dad. One time, me and my little brother went outside sledding in our backyard. We were having a good time, and my dad was shoveling off the roof and our deck. He was just about to go in, I'm quite sure he was exausted. But, me and my brother begged my dad to come sledding with us. He said he was too tired and went inside. We were dissapointed but we understood. About 15 minutes later, my dad bounded out in his snow clothes, all set to play with us. He always put our happiness before his own deserved rest. I am certainly going to miss that.
Well, I'll end for now,but I'l be sure to continue wrting these out whenever i remember them.