Dad believed he could be an artist.
Recently, I discovered a watercolor tablet in his things. There were a few pages that he had colored/painted on. Some looked much like the sort you save from kindergarten. But, I loved looking at those pictures. They show the willing heart of Dad. The belief in himself, that he instilled in all of us. YES,YOU CAN!! Anything you want, you can do. I had been out of high school ten years before I went to nursing school. Still he said, yes, you CAN! And, I did. Thanks Dad. You too Mom, for your belief in me, for pushing me when I thought it wasn't worth it. Without your faith in me, I would not have persevered. Pressing on to the goal for which I am running the race!
Now, I wonder
Did I listen close enough
Did he have deeper desires than I took time to hear
Are his memories lost forever because I failed to care
Oh Dad, I miss you,
I yearn to hear your voice once more
As you share....