That is my Dad. He’s tried to keep his identity as real life Superman secret for a really long time. But somebody finally pictured him shoulder pressing a train for fun and now it’s only a matter of time before he goes viral.
It’s a shame that he will get the attention as a superhero because of his superhuman abilities, rather than his super human abilities, if you catch my meaning?
Since I was born he has been the rock. The unmovable life force of strength, stability, love and care – all the while encouraging me to life freely (and safely) and realise my dreams with each passing year.
All of this, of course, in addition to the numerous bike, tv, jewellery and countless other belonging repairs. Also, swing assembly, car wash service, master baker (you should try his Welsh cakes!), pro chef… the list goes on and on.
He could have started ‘Daddy’s DIY’ if he wanted to; seeing as he’s constructed everything from doll’s houses to TV stands. I always go to my Dad if I want to approach a problem with practicality/ His logical mind and ability to picture things by using plain ol’ common sense is why I trust his opinion the most with such decisions.
I’m at a stage in my life now where I have been able to start paying him back for everything he has done for me. I can use my strengths to help him with a few little things too, and there are few things that give me more satisfaction. In this lifetime I will probably never repay him for all of the cuddles on the sofa listening to his music, the Sunday trips to the beach for ice cream, the hugs when things felt like they got really bad, the thoughtful gifts, the words of wisdom, the safety net of home, and everything else he has selflessly provided for me. But I will start chipping away, even if I’m thousands of miles away, even if it’s only a silly blog post, even if all it does is put a smile on his face.
So Dad, if you are reading this (which I am sure you are, because you were my first ever subscriber) Happy Father’s Day. You’re my hero!
Remember, for everyone else reading this, today and every day, to show your appreciation for these amazing father figures that shape your world into a better place every day. I don’t know where I’d be without mine.