Thursday, January 10, 2008
Dad or Billy?
Ever since my dad was a young adult . . .
people have always commented on how much he resembles Billy Graham.
Once, at a Billy Graham crusade my dad was walking around and lots of people were staring at him, he heard someone say "Look, there's Billy Graham!" You may not be able to see the resemblance in these pictures of dad on top, it's harder to capture it when he's smiling. But when he has his normal serious face, you can see it, like the bottom ones of Billy.
When I was young and saw that youngest picture of dad, I was sure he could double for Ricky Nelson. Like a lot of little girls, I always felt my dad was smart and could take care of everything, I felt safe, and he was handsome too (still is). I would ask mom if I could marry daddy when I got bigger. I think I just wanted to always feel safe, secure, and unconditionally loved. And then I married someone who is smart and makes me feel safe, secure and unconditionally loved, (I think he's handsome too). And that will be another story.