My father has always been there for me. He never gave me the extras in life, but I always had what I needed. Today was a great day for me and I hope it was for him too. We went to church and had fellowship. When we returned home, we walked to the garden and he picked up some apples that had fallen off the trees’. I grilled his favorite chicken, and made cornbread salad. We ate and watched the race together. ( in between naps ) I never appreciated my father until I became an adult. As I watched him walking today in the garden, his slow pace and hands clasped behind his back, I thanked God for him. I will never be half the man my father is.