Saturday, November 23, 2013
#NaPhoPoMo Day 22...My Daddy!
of this photo posting journey
definitely deserves to be all about
His 66th birthday was on the 21st.
We celebrated his life with him a day later
when all the family could gather together.
I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY love this man!
I love how time has softened his heart.
I love the beautiful memories I have of him
and with him.
I love that he lives close and that I am blessed to be able to see him.
I grew up with a man who provided
an amazing example of hard work and dedication,
he did what it took, at all times.
He was and is a perfectionist...
only the best was good enough for him.
He was always especially hard on himself,
always wishing to be better or do better.
If it wasn't perfect,
it wasn't done.
And he would work like a crazy man until he was finally satisfied with the outcome.
His example taught me a lot of things
and I know I am who I am, in part, because of him. :)
I grew up with a man who,
despite his difficult childhood,
did his very best to be the very best Daddy he could be.
There are so many magical memories
that he is such a big part of for me:
bike rides and picnics,
baseball in the backyard,
and snowmobile riding...
YES, he tried to turn me into a boy!
It didn't work out too great for him.
But I gave it my best shot!
I was always willing to be his side-kick,
I made for a pretty fine tomboy!
(Which has come in pretty handy
having all these boys of mine!)
I still have a very special note
he wrote to me
on one of the most difficult days of my life,
it simply read, "I love you"
He had placed it on my pillow...
I knew the tenderness that was in his heart;
he didn't often allow that part of him to show,
but he knew deep down when it was most needed
and he came through with flying colors!!!
I love you Dad...
AND I REALLY LOVE
the man you have become!!!
Now blow out all those candles...
we've got a party to get to!