I’m not going to be able get what I would want from this day, which would be for my dad to be alive… but I’ll do my best to describe my dad and I suppose what he left me with
My dads nickname was scally he was covered in tattoos only his winky was left un-inked as mentioned in his funeral, I get most my personality from my dad no one could ever argue that I wasn’t his son. He was the definition of radical in my eyes he was very non conformist and didn’t beat around the bush with his words
It was very easy for people who didn’t have a clue or a care to point out my dads faults and I’m not going to hide them in this my dad wouldn’t want to me to. My dad was an alcoholic for most of his life, this was really because he lacked self esteem because he’d been shat on by many people (snakes with tits) and there wasn’t much help for him when he was young like there is today. Its cruel justice that he got clean and his life was on the up in a big way when he died, shit happens.
Dad got clean for his family and his kids HE had the courage and cared enough about us to resolve his issues. OTHER PEOPLE are too chicken shit to even confront their issues and that’s why they loose their loved ones, it says more about my dad that he had the strength to at least attempt to kick the habit.
I could speak to him about anything, he was literality an older version of me we both have self esteem issues we both have had re-occurring bouts of depression… also we both have three foot long trouser snakes!
My dad made his mistakes and that’s only ever going to benefit me because as well as taking on his advice I have also learned from my dads mistakes
I think my dad would be chuffed at where I am in life and I just wish he was physically here to see it all, I love you dad and always will
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