My father is Jerome Joseph McGarry and he has always been the greatest example of an earthly father. He has raised 7 of us kids and has nineteen grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is a traditional God fearing man by description. He worked to support us, mom stayed home, we all ate supper together, and went to church on Sunday. As a child I can remember lacking nothing but as a adult I can’t figure out how he always made the money stretch.
What did having father like this feel like to me? I always felt safe, secure, loved and cared for. He gave this family foundation and stability. He also spent time with each of us on little mini dates. I can remember getting dressed up to go see “Annie” with dad and how special that made me feel. He ran his life with order and disciplined with love and a ton of forgiveness.
Now in his eighties and I wish I could post his picture. He has recently given the family name to two orphans who are now his grand daughters. He loves these little girls with all that he is! I snapped a photo of them sitting outside with one on each leg reading story after story to them. I love you Daddy…………………..Tami