This month we, the #Romancegems have been talking about luck. But it’s also my dad’s birthday. This year he’ll be 84 years young. Our family is blessed with longevity and I intend to be “lucky” enough to live a long and healthy life.
I am very lucky to be my father’s daughter. When I was young my dad was a farmer and he only had every other Sunday off. Otherwise he was in the barn by 5 AM and worked until 6 PM most every day. Winters weren’t as busy so he seemed to be home earlier on the weekends.
Invariably, I would find my way to the barn to ‘help’ Dad with his chores or milking time. At the age of 5 or 6 I’d follow him around, spread hay out for the cows and make sure they had water. Of course, there were soft velvet noses to pet and spiderwebs to avoid but I loved being at the barn with Dad. It was there I believe my work ethic was ingrained in me.
Being a working man isn’t for the faint of heart and he worked hard up until he retired. Even then, he would build furniture to give to family members or to sell. In the last few years he’s slowed way down. But just this past weekend when I was visiting with him we were talking about my girls. He mentioned how they were both stubborn and hard working. I had to chuckle. I pointed to him and said, “Tree. Then I pointed to myself and said limb and the girls are apples. We all originate from the same place. He just smiled and the twinkle appeared in his deep-brown eyes. “Baby girl, you might be onto something.”
It’s in those precious moments that I know how truly lucky I am.
Until next month
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