My Dad may not have been in any wars, he may not have invented any wonderful cures for illness, he has not done any great world renowned things or been involved in anything miraculous but he is AMAZING!
He is amazing because he is my Dad, he has put up with me being a difficult child, a rebellious, stroppy teenager, he has coped with me dating totally unsuitable and undesirable boys ( & men ). He has watched his little girl grow up not into the delicate flower he had hoped for but into a a tomboy who stripped car engines , crawled under floorboards to help re wire rooms and sprayed cars with him. Watched her go through every colour of the rainbow with her hair colours ( he did make me sit in the back of his car once and he pretended he was a cab driver ), he has watched me become a tattooed lady and he hardly ever says a word even though he does not approve.
He has been there for me through whooping cough, measles, chicken pox, mumps, countless operations and he has watched his little girl go to hell and back with a very abusive partner, losing too many much wanted babies and fighting 3 different kinds of cancer and through all of this he has been there solid, dependable and always loving me.
He has always been the man others are measured against and all have been found wanting in one some way, no one will ever come close to my Dad he is amazing because no matter what he loves me.
I adore this last photo of my Pop , my son took it at our local canal festival , it shows my Dad at his daftest self.
Happy Fathers Day Pop
I love you very much