This morning it’s a delightful summer day in Iowa – breezy, low humidity, blue skies, temps in the low 70s. Perfect for a run. As I was going along, listening to the music on my audio player, a song by Catie Curtis came on, and it made me think of my Dad. He’s helping someone get back on their feet right now so “My Dad’s Yard” really resonated.
If you need somethin’ when times are hard, you can probably find it in my Dad’s yard.
If you need hope and your coming apart, you can surly find it in my Dad’s heart.
He can see the beauty beneath the dust and grime.
He can see potential where the rest of us are blind.
He will polish the gray until it shines clear blue.
And, if you know my Dad, he won’t up on you.
~From Catie Curtis, My Dad’s Yard
P.S. If you know my Dad,you know he doesn’t have a yard or barn full of stuff you that might help you (he’s a retired Navy man living in an RV – you just don’t collect stuff with that!). Instead, he has a life full of rich and amazing experiences that enable him to give you guidance, wisdom, and love shaped just for you.
I love you, Dad, for all you’ve done for me and so many others to bring out the very best in us. Thank you.