Sunday, June 15, 2008

In Case of Emergencies

The day my parents dropped me off at college, we got the car unloaded and my loft constructed in under 30 minutes. As we were leaving my room, we ran into a man in a suit, obviously taking an official tour.

Suit: Hi there. What do you do here?
Dad: (shaking hands) I’m getting rid of a freshman. What do you do here?
Suit: I’m Joe Blow, the new President of This University.
Dad: Well, I guess she’s your problem now, then.

After my parents left, I found a card in with my books. I opened it to find a condom and 35¢ taped inside with a note: “In case of emergencies. Love, Dad.”

Yep. That’s my dad.

He’s very smart, impatient, active, funny and fun. He has no patience with laziness, messiness, whining, or waiting.

He’s sweet, romantic, devoted, hard-working, argumentative, and INFURIATING. My mother is so lucky to have found such a wonderful husband, she’s also a SAINT for having put up with him for so many years.

It’s Father’s Day and while I spoke to him on the phone, I really wish I were there with him today and I hope he knows that I love him SO MUCH. We’ve definitely had our moments in the past but I’ll never be able to repay him for all the love and support, the laughter and the tears, and – yes – the money that he’s given me over the years.

I love you, Daddy! You’re the BEST! Happy Father’s Day!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Great father you have. Is that what phone calls were those days, 35 cents? Who knows now with cell phones.

You are a lucky lady but I think you know that. Take it dad is going great now.