Thursday, June 12, 2008

Father's Day


What a special person that we have received in our lives. A person that has worked hard to keep a roof over our heads, food on the table, and values to use in our adult life.

There are so many special memories that I have of my dad that I would like to share. These memories always make my heart sing and put a smile on my face.

-- Christmas morning being woken by a old fashion camera with lights brighter than the sun shining into my eyes. Walking into the living room and seeing a Barbie Doll Dream house, Chatty Cathy doll, and another doll house taller than me. And poor Dad so tired since he stayed up all night putting them together.

--Vacations taken out west and seeing the old west with Indians dancing. Going to bed that night in a hotel and being afraid that the Indians would come and steal me away.

--Spending the afternoon picnic after church at the airport just to watch 10 jets take off. Okay, so I just aged myself.

--Fishing with a plastic worm that caught so many fish that Dad could not get them all of the line fast enough to fish himself.... Off came the plastic worm and into the lake it went.

--Sunday afternoons wrestling with Dad on the floor while he tried to watch Sunday Football.

--Going camping on my birthday and being the only campers in the park. Why? It was snowing and the campground maintenance people were turning off the water for the year.

--Dad and I being the only brave souls to sit outside on a cold and windy day to have a campfire.

--Dad helping me rescue baby birds that had fallen out of their nest due to a storm. Using his warm hands and breath to warm them up.

These are just a few of the memories that make my dad so special to me....

Happy Father's Day Dad..... I love you.....


John A said...

This is awesome!

Love and Miss You.

pat said...

Read Tim Russert Big Russ and Wisdom or our Fathers you will really like them