Thursday, December 5, 2013

My Dad

It is easy to love my dad.  He is strong, patient, loving, generous and kind.  He is the rock that my sister and I will always need.  He is always there to listen to us, love us and support us.  He is a stand up guy.  My dad has helped many people over the years both financially and emotionally.  He is a giver and a helper.  The one you call with any problem when you need a solution.  The one who will always believe in you, even when you don't believe in yourself.  The one who will drive with you to work and then bus back home just so that you can drive in the carpool lane.  The one who brings the beer to the party.  The one who buys always picks up the tab. I will always love my dad through the good and the bad.

Yesterday, my dad and I were on the phone ordering Save the Dates when he told me he had news to share.  My first reaction?  "Oh great, this is never good."  My dad was laid off of work after 19 years at Church and Dwight.  19 years, wow.  He has been there ever since I was 5 years old.  Still he shows no sign of worry, fear or hesitation.  My dad is very composed and he assures me multiple times that he is OKAY.  Dad I love you and will always be here for you.  LinkedIn help and all!

Thoughts racing through my head -

1) How can I help?
2) Will mom be okay financially?  
3) Will Dad and Karen be okay financially?
4) My dad is landlord to Dustin's brother and my grandmother.  Will they be okay?
5) What will I do about insurance?  

Hire my dad, please!

Let's be honest.  It sure is becoming harder and harder to put my trust in God.  Dustin keeps reminding me that is why we have faith.  Faith does not come easy and life will test us.  Divorce, sickness, house robbery, car accidents, loss of pets, new marriages, deaths, losing jobs,  cancer and family divides.  God are you there?  Do you have a plan?  Is there a light at the end of this tunnel?

A great quote from my mom to end this blog post.  "There cannot be a testimony without a test".


  1. Your dad is SUCH a great guy!! And you are amazing, I'm always in awe of how gracefully you handle every. single. situation!

    Love you!

  2. I love that Morgan and I being your only readers right now ...... ! Powerful post Molly! Brought one tear to my eye :) Love you sissy and couldn't have said it better myself!!!