Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! And especially to my Daddy!

Boy do I have a good dad. Such a Godly, honorable, funny, super smart D-A-D! It's funny, everyone always says they have the best family, the best Dad, the best parents. But sorry, I think I really do haev the best!

I wish I had a scanner to put up some of the classic pictures of me and dad. There are some good ones! I think at one point, Dad wore shorter shorts than me ;) I will always remember the picture of Dad and I when I was a baby. I am laying on his stomach while he sits in a chair and i had my neck stretched out and I am looking around, like a turtle. And that is how the nickname "turtle head" was born.

I remember the days...
...I actually wanted to go the deer lease because I thought it was fun. Then I figured out what was going on there!

...Dad would go to all my basketball games. And taught me how to shoot without turning my shoulders. And how to not shoot a knuckle ball. Ha!

...Dad loved on me and I wore my "Daddy's girl" earrings when I went places with him.

...Dad disciplined me. I was terrified of getting in trouble by Dad (still am!). But he did it all out of love. The old line "this hurts me more than it hurts you." Yeah, right! Maybe emotionally it hurt him more, but not physically! I know he hated having to be stern, but it was for the best. And I think I turned out better for it.

...when Dad wouldn't let me play in basketball tournaments on Sundays. I thought it was the worst!! I mean "come on! It's only one Sunday!" But it was more than just not playing a game on Sunday. It was about learning priorities and knowing what is more important in life.

...the days I disappointed Dad. And to this day I still get upset about it. I hate that. Disappointing anyone. But especially Dad.

...the days I made him proud! I loved those days! Dad is not a man of many words, and he doesn't have to be. Because I know he is super proud of me.

I love my dear ole Dad and I thank God everyday for allowing me to have such a great Dad as a role model! LOVE YOU DADDY!!

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