Lessons

My daddy taught me to be grateful, to show grit;

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to ask questions then listen closely to the answers;

to smile deeply and love without expectations.

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He showed me that life, like riding a bike is more than just forward motion, it’s balancing on two wheels.

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He chided me for tears that came from tantrums, but held me when the eyes were wet from things that go bump in the night.

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He was my biggest cheerleader and my sharpest critic.

He was my love story before my heart grew wings.

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For thirty years, I ran by his side at a steady clip.

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But, it took loosing him for my legs to learn that they could fly.

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