Man of Steel

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A few weeks ago, I posted this question on Facebook:  what’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word  “dad?”   Some people responded with single word answers like unshakable, trustworthy, and love.

Still others had to elaborate even more, as if one word couldn’t sum up their memories of their fathers.  Here’s what they said:

“Strength.  He would protect his family no matter what.  Nothing could stop him.”

“Magical.  He could fix anything and make the scary monsters in my room disappear.”

“Dependable.  Always there no matter what the reason is.”

“Protector . . . especially if I had a scary dream.”

“I don’t have a word that comes to mind, but instead a picture of holding hands with my dad.”

“I can picture him on our tractor mowing . . . cutting wood in the fall to heat our home through the winter.“

“Soft shoe dancing wherever and whenever the music hits.”

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