memories with dad
In honor of Father's Day, Team Ricki shares our thoughts on the man we call "Dad." We asked Team Ricki to complete this sentence, "When I think of my father I..."
@TeamRickiMike I remember he taught me to love the outdoors/nature, always be honest and go for your dreams.
@TeamRickiTracy I feel his tight hugs, see his sweet smile, laugh at his witty, hilarious comments when you least expect it, and hear his wonderful words of wisdom (like ‘if you can’t be good, be careful’). Most importantly, I remember the last words he said to me…”I love you, doll.” I miss him every day (he passed away last year after a brief illness), but I know I have a special angel in my corner, and that is one amazing gift.
@TeamRickiAmora I get EMOTIONAL. He is the perfect example of what a real man is supposed to be. My dad is strong, macho and tough but a big ol’ softy for me and my sister. He’s so smart and literally knows something about everything. He works hard (even when he doesn’t feel good) to protect and provide for us. My Daddy gave me my name and my eyes (two of my favorite things) and he constantly reminds me of how proud I make him. My Daddy, José F. Griñán, is the most amazing Daddy ever and I’m blessed to be his firstborn.
@TeamRickiSK Thank him for showing me what friendship looks like and to never be afraid to ask for anything, if someone says no, well you haven't lost anything, you're right where you started anyway, so ASK!
@TeamRickiJess When I think of my father it makes me proud to be the daughter of a man who helped raised three children to follow their dreams to the fullest no matter what the circumstances are against you.
@TeamRickiStaci I think of his beautiful smile that filled my heart with so much love every time I seen him. May he rest in peace.
@TeamRickiJDF Think of the best thing he taught me, be compassionate and spending time with people you love is the more important than material things, I love my dad!
@TeamRickiJackie Can still remember hearing my dad pull up in his '80s Datsun and the sound of the parking break, proof he was home for the day. I used to run out the door yelling, "Daddyyyyyyyyy," excited to see him. Even now that I'm grown up and a parent myself, I still feel the same way about him. Love you, Dad.
When you think of your dad, what comes to mind?