Sunday, June 19, 2011
To my Dad
Happy Father's Day Dad!
Yep, I am writing a post just for my dad! I am sure I will cry while typing this out!
I am such a Daddy's girl! I always have been! My dad still has that super hero complex in my head.
I am so blessed to have such a hardworking, talented, God loving, humorous and wise dad!
(Oh man...I'm already starting to cry!)
My dad is one of the most hardworking men I know! He grew up on a farm and I think that made him into such a hard worker. He does the best he can do in whatever he is doing! If he doesn't know how to do something he is not afraid or too proud to learn.
He is such a handi-man! He can fix anything! He can weld, build fences, fix car engines, you name it...he can do it. It is amazing!
He works long hours as a welder. I don't know how he does it! But he does it all to support his family!
Not only can he fix stuff...he sings and can play some great guitar! I think it is impressive when someone can play an instrument and sing at the same time. Perhaps that is because I can't do it! :) All throughout my life I remember my dad singing or playing guitar. There were a lot of times it was both!
One thing that I admire my dad for is he is a strong Christian. He became a Christian when I was young. I can't remember my exact age, but I'm guessing 9 or 10.
My dad was one of the first Christians I knew that once he accepted Christ, things were different for the better. He would spend so much time in the garage reading his bible. The bible my mom gave him as a present is so worn,written in, and dog-eared. I love it! He inspired me as a young Christian to know more and I loved talking to him about God. He still inspires me today! How blessed I am to have such a godly father!
With his wisdom he helped me understand things and also challenged me to know God better. It means so much to me to see him become a Christian and then for him to help me to become one and help me grow.
He started listening to Christian music after that. I am really fond memories of us jamming to Third Day or even "This Old House"...I think the Gaither's sung. Hearing either that band or that song instantly reminds me of my dad! :)
Another part of him I absolutely adore is his humor!
Oh man! I remember him making my great grandma laugh and laugh! I think I got a lot of my sense of humor from my dad. He gets tickled by small things...like a commercial or a horse acting silly. I like that! I get so excited/laugh/amused by the smallest things! I think I got that from him! When we talk on the phone or are together we always laugh!
I have such a great dad! Growing up, he worked so hard to provide for my family! That didn't stop him from supporting me in all I did! He was even a coach for my Little League team! :) He also came to the football games that I marched in. Even if that meant driving an hour and a half to get there.
I am so blessed to have you as my father! You have always supported me with whatever I wanted to try to do! You were patient with me when I was too scared to learn how to ride a bike, or when I ran your Tahoe into a telephone pole when learning how to drive! Thank you for all that you have done for me! Thank you so so much!!
I love you BIG much!
Happy Father's Day Daddy!