Y Is For YB

That’s what his friends called him, either that or Yank. I called him Paw Paw. My mom was his youngest daughter and from my early childhood up until his death in 94 we were inseparable. From the time I could barely walk every where he went I would want to go too. I slept in his bed up until I was well old enough to remember it vividly. Despite being 70 years old when I was born he was still in good health. He would plow a half acre garden and work it every summer up until he was in his early 80s. I still remember going to the sale as he called it, but most people just called it the farmers market, where he’d sell his honey and a few crops from his garden.

He taught me nearly everything I know about being a man and more importantly about being a husband and a father. He taught me how to be patient and kind. He taught me how to stand up for mysellf. He was a great example of what a Godly man should be. I know that he’d be proud of the man I’ve become, but I know I can and should be better. 

Who’s example is the measuring stick for your life?

One thought on “Y Is For YB

  1. New Journey May 7, 2016 / 11:24 am

    I don’t have anyone…boo hoo for me….I just use myself, do better, be better than I was yesterday….sounds lame but that is what it is….its nice you had great role models…my parents and grandparents were all good people, but I never strived to be like any of them…they did teach me right from wrong and how to look on the inside of myself to find the best I could be…really sounds sad when I write it down….LOL but I am happy with who I am….I guess I inherited the good in them….kat


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