Dear Daddy, I know it is time for you to go. You are truly missed and it’s time to say goodbye. I want to thank you for your part in making me who I am. I was able to see what a man should be by watching you. A few times I’d eavesdrop on some of the conversations you would have with the people who sat in your chair and talked to you while you cut their hair and learned that a man should be passionate about something. I saw a man who was always there and always worked to keep us taken care of and I learned stability. I saw a man who was revered and respected by people all over the city and felt protected and safe. I saw a man who had a vision for something and went out and did it. I saw a man that said education was important so, I keep going and keep learning and keep growing. I thank you daddy, because of you; I am me. I have the memories of you that will keep me going and I will cherish them in my heart forever.
Good bye daddy, I love you, your service here is done.
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Pearl Garden is a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M- Commerce. Follow along as she chronicles her pursuit of her Ed. D in Supervision-Curriculum and Instruction- Elementary Education. Just know that these are the ramblings of a doc student and a lot of what you read is a first draft and will go through some rewrites.