I would most definitely speak to my Dad. I was such a bad teenager. The hell I put both of my parents through was truly something else. Running away all of the time, partying and drinking, hitch hiking. The list is endless. Coming home pregnant at 18. It's a miracle I'm still alive and well.
I was past all of that when my Dad passed away. However, I never appologised to him or thanked him for being the awesome father he was. He stood by me through my pregnancy. The only day he ever took off from work was when I gave birth to my son. He stayed there the entire time and bought my son his first football. He loved him very much and spoiled him.
I would tell him sorry for being such a rotten know it all teenager and let him know that now I understand what it's like to be a parent.
I would also thank him for being such a loving, caring,kind,supportive and understanding father.
I would say thank you. 6 years ago I was in an extremely abusive relationship and finally got a job onyl because my FIL worked with me. I met a guy there who helped me out of that relationship. He was the first guy to ever treat me like I was worth the skin I was in. He died almost 3 years ago in a car crash. I never told him what him ment to me and I wish I could :O( I still miss him every day.
So many, but since today is his birthday - my Gramps. I want to tell him I'm sorry and I love him more than he'll ever know. Of course, I think I proved that my naming my Son after him..but I still want to tell him myself.