After 32 years of service for the Postal Service, my daddy has finally retired. He was a rural route carrier for 31 years and then he spent his last few months as the Officer in Charge at the Donie Post Office. He was a part of the Rural Letter Carriers Association for years where he served as a Trustee, Secretary and President. We traveled all over the place going to conventions. He has so many friends from so many places and he had a good ride in his years of service. He even had Congressman Pete Sessions ride the route with him one day. My daddy loved his job and loved the people that he served. The route always took him longer than it should have because he would stop and talk to his customers. Everyday there was a new story, and everyday my daddy came home with a smile on his face.
During the Christmas Holidays, our kitchen was packed full of gifts that he would receive on his mail route. He would always wait to open the wrapped ones until he got home because he knew that I would want to open them. My brother, Christopher, on the other hand just wanted to tear into the homemade fudge. (-; The holiday's just reminded me that people loved and appreciated my daddy as much as I did. He takes care of everyone.
For almost 5 years, my daddy has been the only guy in the house. He has to put up with my mom and I constantly and regularly gets roped into watching Chick Flicks with us. He does so much for my mom and I, and I have no idea what we would do without him. He fixes and takes care of everything. He would never let anyone hurt us. I sometimes wonder if he understands how much he's appreciated and loved. He does way more than I could ever ask for and I am so blessed to have him as my dad.
When I look at my daddy's timeline on Facebook, I'm always brought to tears. He doesn't post much, but the amount of love that he is shown when he does amazes me. My daddy is the most amazing man that I know, it's good to know that other people feel the same way. He is someone that everyone should meet. He is kind, loving, caring, protective, brave, funny, hard-working, honest, and wise. One of the longest chapters of his life may be coming to a close, but I know that he will continue to serve people and the community.
I love you daddy, so much, and I will never be able to thank you for all that you do for me!
Join us Saturday February 16th, 2013 from 3-5 pm and help us celebrate his great career.