Updated: Jun 23, 2020
It’s Father’s Day in the United States. I lost my father when I was 23, so I don’t know what it’s like to grow up and have adult conversations with one. I was nowhere near an adult at 23, but I was smart enough to finally listen to my dad and go back to school. I decided that my dream of becoming a systems analyst could be realized if I became a programmer. And in a very weird way it has!
My father was taken away from his family way too young through an act of service. He served in the Vietnam war, and became a master chief, the highest non-officer rank. My Dad was SMART. So smart everyone else seemed stupid to him. And we were LOL
I miss my Dad. I wish I could have seen him grow up as I did. And in 6 months and 2 days, I will have outgrown him.
My Dad ran ships, He commanded squads of men. He made America great. And he believed Black Lives Mattered. So do I.
Not MORE than other lives, but not less. Our world thinks of black people as less than. The time for that is over.
Happy Father’s Day Dad!