Happy Fathers Day.
I want you to know that I love you so very much.
You have always sought to protect me while trying to prepare myself for being an adult.
You know, when talking to people about their home loans and the importance of paying them off, I would always refer to you, and the great lesson you taught me about debt.
You are the hardest worker i know. But you have always seemed to be able to balance it with your family. I hope I can be the dad you are to me.
When life turned on me, you have been there for me. All the nights that I called you up crying about how bad my life was. How I felt trapped by my marriage and my own demons. You helped give me hope when I had none. I remember you telling me it was going to get better.
And you know what?
It is better.
I found God. You helped. Even though I thought I had it all figured out. That God had cursed me. You kept telling me that I was strong. I was wrong about God…everything I thought about Him. He made me strong. And you were telling me all along that I was strong. That I was going to make it. You kept saying it, even though I didn’t really believe it.
Hope is so strong, and you never lost hope in me. I know you love me, and I feel that and am not discounting it. But your gift of hope for me saved my life.
Thank you daddy. I remember you always used to introduce me to your friends, “This is my boy.” I loved that. I love you dad. More than I could ever express.
Ruben Kelly Ramon