Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

My Dad is a wonderful Father. He has four daughters, and I'm number 3. There are so many wonderful things I can say about my Dad. He's faithful to his job as a Dad, he was there for every game I ever played, every time I sang in church, everytime I ever had an awards ceremony or was involved in anything! He was always there to cheer me on. I've always known that he loves me very much and is very proud of me. My Dad is a family man. Everynight he would come home from work and we would have dinner on the table for him. We always sat around the table together and had dinner and talked about our day. I'm realizing as I grow older that not many families seem to do that! I remember watching for Dad to come home and wanting to be the first to give him a hug. My Dad is an extremely hard worker. He owns "Willoughby Auto Sales" and is the perfect example of having an excellent work ethic. He takes his job of providing for his family very seriously.

My Dad is a wondeful husband. Growing up I always thought it was so gross when my parents would kiss. I'm not saying that it's not gross anymore, but I love that my parents are still in love and want to be together. While my Mom was here we skyped my Dad a few times. You could tell he missed her very much, but was also happy that she was able to come here. How sweet!
My Dad is a wonderful Father-in-law. My Dad and Patrick have an excellent relationship. They say that a girl usually marries someone like her Dad. In my case, it's true. They have the same exact sense of humor, play the same tricks on me, and act goofy at the same time. Having them in the same room is sometimes a little traumatic for me! They also love a lot of the same, fishing, boats, tools, dumb jokes :o), and me! Dad has been like a father to Patrick and a best friend at the same time. I know Patrick really misses my Dad while we live away.
My Dad is a wonderful Grandfather. It's so neat to see how much my Dad adores his Grandchildren. I love it how he's not afraid to make silly faces and say goo goo gah gah and climb down on the floor and play with his grandchildren. He finds special things to do with each of them. My kids love to be with their Grandpa and miss him very much. He's also a great source for shoes and bikes! (More on that in another post!)

I wish I could be with my Dad on Father's Day. Living away can sometimes be hard. I just hope my Dad knows how much I love him.
Thanks for being a wonderful Dad and for loving me and encouraging me. Thanks for checking on me and truly caring about me. I know you want me to be happy and want what's best for me.
I love you so much! Happy Father's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I love this post. He is a great man, isn't he. Loved all the pictures, especially the last one of Dad and Silas looking at each other and you looking at Silas. Dad loves too that you wrote about him. Thank you
    Love, MOM & DAD