I Know I Take Him For Granted

Recently, a good friend's father passed away. I knew him fairly well, and knew that he was a great guy. Although his death was unexpected and so very upsetting, he is not my focus of this writeup.

This horrible event opened my eyes to how much I take my own father for granted. I think nothing of it that he wakes up every morning and is still in great physical condition and decent physical shape. I know that in the past, and even recently I haven't shown him how much I'm greatful for everything he has done for me, and everything that he continues to do. He is a great guy who means so much to me. He's been there for me every step of the way. There for the up's, and the down's.

I'm sad to say that it took such a terrible thing to open my eyes about what my own father has done, is doing, and will do for me. But I'm sure that I am not alone in how I feel. I'm sure there are others out there who realize that they take their parents for granted. I just want to say thanks to my dad. Thank you so very much for being such a good mentor, role-model, freind, and father to me. So THANKS DAD!!!