I am not sure but I don't think I have ever blogged about my dad before. We have always had a strained relationship. When I was younger I viewed him as a tyrant that only had children to "serve" him. As a child I felt like a slave the majority of time.
For several years we did not speak. My parents were divorced after the hubby and I were married and I took the opportunity to repay him for all the years of slavery. When CAL was born I agreed to let my dad back in our life.
For the most part it has been a very good decision. There have been times that I will go several months without talking to him but it is not out of anger, it is out of poor timing.
Why am I telling you all this? I was looking through my photo album the other day and found my favorite picture of my dad and CAL. They are swinging on our wooden swing set. Both CAL and Dad have these huge smiles on their faces. I never remember my dad being that happy.
Things certainly have changed with Dad. I do think he is a much better grandfather than father, but from what I understand, many people think that way about their fathers.
I love my dad and he has helped our family tremendously. Dad I love you, and thank you so much for all your love and support.