My John Wayne

I am so proud of my daddy.  I want the whole world to know.  He is the best father a girl could ever dream of.

He talked to me on the phone tonight.  We were discussing the weather.  When I told him about the forecast of snow here  for this week, he said that he might not be able to make it.  I said, “WHAT?”  My sweet daddy  was planning on surprising me by visiting me for my birthday this month.   Just knowing that he was wanting so much to see me is a gift.

I wish everybody knew my daddy.   He believes in spending time with his family.   He listens to me when I talk to him on the phone.  He  has a great sense of humor, too.  My dad is my hero.  Do you want to know why?

My dad is going through so much pain right now.  His doctor said that it is a matter of time and only God knows how long it could be before he would need dialysis for his kidneys.  My dad’s kidneys are deteriorating.  He  has gout in his legs and feet, too,  and his back is all used up.  His pain never stops.

I think that it would take an extraordinary man to be going through so much physical pain to continue showing his  love for his family like my dad does.    I tell him that he reminds me of John Wayne.

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