I wrote this a long while back on an old blog I had and I’ve been thinking of uploading it for some time, now. The Youtube link is to a song by Owl City called “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”
My Dad is a Hero
I thought I was plenty strong enough to enjoy this song without any crying involve but I can never get past the first few verses without breaking down. I miss you a ton, dad. Sometimes when I’m writing, I think about how much you loved writing and I think about that silly blog you made for my brother and I when we were in mom’s belly. I think about that home video we were going to make with the really cheap sound effects that totally “wasn’t” gonna be a rip off of Twilight. I think about the day we got into a little fight because I wanted to cut my hair for the first time and I had to call Mimi to make you finally agree. I think about the time you dropped everything you were doing because Mimi found out she had breast cancer and you shaved your head and watched movies with her in the hospital. I think about almost everyone in the family getting into the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and even deciding with you just a few weeks before you passed that we would go see the new movie together. I think about how you turned all badass and cussed out my aunt’s useless boyfriend because he was peeping at her Facebook messages without her permission. I think about those really silly videos you uploaded to YouTube about politics and our Amendments. I think a lot about you calling me Barbie, because that was the nickname you gave me ever since I was a kid. No one calls me that anymore and a part of me is glad because that was your thing, but I miss it. I miss my dad.