Yesterday was a bad day for salary cap. I was in a meeting when I got a call from mom on the cell. No big deal, she is nuts and I will call her later. Then, 3 minutes later my brother calls. He NEVER calls me. I get through the meeting and call right away. My DAD was in a car accident.
So, I got to thinking in the next few minutes. If I lose DAD, I missed out on al the things I ever wanted to say to DAD. So, after finding out DAD was going to be ok, I decided I would write down the things that people never say to each other. Without any further ado, this is salary caps salute going out to DAD, the last true hero left in my world….
It started back when I couldn’t even talk. I was suppose to be a girl since my parents already had two boys, but luckily I came out a boy. My father carried me around everywhere we went and called me honey for the first two years of my life. My dad bought a teddy bear when I buried my nose into it at the store. Mom was mad, but my father told her he loves the teddy bear. Mom burned that teddy bear 20 years later, which still hurts, mom.
My Dad taught me how to tie my shoes. I remember it clearly, I was standing in his business and used the red car lift. I remember being taught how to fish. I was the kid that threw the line into the tree, and dad was there to tell me I was a dumbass. I now dont throw my fishing lines into trees. Lesson learned.
When I got to my teenage years, my dad was there to give me the birds and the bees talk(hilarious by the way). He taught me how to drive a car. That is a big one because nothing gives greater freedom than that. My dad was there at my marriage, and then talked to me when I got my divorce. Love has been a tricky slope for salary cap, but dad has been there to tell me just because married men live longer doesn’t mean married men are happier.
Throughout the 33 years I have been alive, my dad has given advice, shown me the right way to do things(and the wrong way too), told me his experience of life and tried to help steer me to be the best person I can be. When I think about sports today and the way the media tries to make them heroes, my dad goes about the business of being my hero. So, dad, I just wanted you to know that I am thankful you are ok. Unlike the sports today and the lack of heroes, my hero is still alive. I am one of the lucky people. Thanks, Dad. And no more damn motorcycles, please.