I just saw this commercial again last night. It makes me laugh every time I see it. Even more so, it remind me of the importance of a Father's influence in his children's life.
I have been blessed beyond measure with a Daddy who adored me and I him. He would drive all the way home from work just to pick me up to go buy groceries. Sometimes he paid for me to ride the horse outside...sometimes, he explained, you don't get to do everything you want. It was never about the money. He was trying to teach me discipline.
He taught me to ride a bike. We bowled together in a father-daughter bowling league. He was there for my spelling bees, choir performances...he even camped with the Girl Scouts. Mother was the Leader and he got roped in!
We sang together in church (he loved it, me...not so much); however, what treasured memories I have of our practicing and laughing.
I was sure I had the most handsome Daddy, the smartest Daddy...well, you get my drift. I adored my mother but I was definitely a Daddy's girl. We watched the Dallas Cowboys together, my favorite cartoons and never missed Bonanza!
Are you as old as me? Does this song take you back?
I had to take Daddy to the Nursing Home yesterday. They like to call it a Retirement Center. To me, it's still the nursing home. He asked to go. My heart breaks that my strong, wonderful Daddy is having so much trouble. When did I become the parent?
I'm hoping it is only temporary...that he will grow stronger and return to his home.
I'm thankful for Mr. Dumpling. He and Daddy love each other as son and father...and he is there for both of us. Please remember all of us in your prayers.