So, I probably have one of the best Dad’s out there. He’s funny, smart, dorky, and cares deeply about our family. I thought I’d do the same as I did for Mother’s Day and list a few of the reasons I’m grateful to have him around!
- You taught me that being silly is something that is okay no matter how old you are.
- And that to make others laugh is one of the greatest gifts we can give someone.
- You always did the true “Dad Thing” by taking that silliness one step too far and annoying the heck out of us, which, I wouldn’t have any other way.
- I’m grateful for the way that even in crappy times or talking about horrible things, you always threw a joke in there. A lot of my friends don’t know how to handle talking about death or sickness – I feel like because of you and mom – I do. For this, my friends are probably grateful too.
- Me and my friends are also grateful that you always treat them as part of the family, including their kids.
- You worked your butt off for our family as we grew up. (And still do!).
- I have always worked my butt off too, because of your example. Thank you.
- You’ve always been dedicated to your family first though, work second.
- As Steel tries to lay on me as I type this – thank you for teaching me about the love a dog can bring to the family. Steel thinks you’re the best granddad ever and loves you too.
- Looking at the picture above – thanks for letting Mom get that pool. It’s a place we’ve gathered so many times to celebrate family and friends.
- Thank you for teaching me about respect. Even during an argument you always respected me and treated me with kindness.
- Even that time I wrecked the Nissan.
- Thanks for teaching me to drive stick, even though I put that car into a tree. Sorry.
- I’m grateful that you taught me not to be afraid of being in the garage. There’s not too many girls I know that can change their own oil, rotate their own tires, and do other car maintenance.
- Thank you for always helping me taking care of my car when I needed the help. Dropping everything to drive me to Danny’s for him to look at my spark plugs (that stopped working for the 80th time. Oh Honda Fit – I cannot wait to trade you in…)
- Thank you for teaching me to loves cars and motorcycles (much to Mom’s dismay haha)
- And that “the faster you go, the less chance you have to hit the deer”. True story.
- Speaking of cars – thanks for always making the BF feel like part of the family too. He really loves you and Mom and is thankful for awesome one-day-in-laws. (He has yet to become annoyed by your never-ending banter – we’ll see in 30 years hahahaha)
- Thank you for showing me that even in today’s world, a marriage can make it 35 years.
- I’m grateful that I have two parents that truly love each other, enjoy each others company, and respect each other.
- When I met Mr. Coffee – I knew that he would do the same for me. Thank you for making it so easy to know when I found the perfect (for me) guy! I know he’ll be just as good of a husband and father as you have been and that makes my heart so incredibly happy.
- I’m grateful you’re such a great listener – except that time I broke my leg at roller derby and you wouldn’t believe me. Then Mom got on the phone, heard my voice, and said “we’ll be there in 5 minutes”.
- Thank you for taking me to the hospital that night, and then letting me stay at your house for the next six weeks of crutches, non-weight bearing left leg, and pain-meds. That was probably the most frustrating six weeks of my life. Sorry if I was a jerk.
- Thank you for being a friend to me even if you don’t like Clutch or Firefly.
- Thank you for instilling me with the love of books. I’m currently in the middle of 4. 🙂
- Even though you made fun of my love for the Lord of the Rings and bought me a Frodo figurine and made him talk about dorky Katy.
- Thanks for always being the grill-master for our cookouts!
- And for letting Mr. Coffee help you now 🙂
- Thank you for teaching me to love music.
- And to not be afraid to rock out on the broom or air guitar when a good riff hits.
- And to not be afraid to sing, at the top of your lungs, even if the neighbors can hear.
- (Or if your sister is in the next room complaining that Katy wont stop singing in her room hahahaha oh middle school/high school.)
- Thanks for always giving Chelsea and I nicknames, even though we pretended to hate it, we didn’t.
- I’m grateful that you were there to teach me to play volleyball and tennis (and pool!)
- And that practice makes perfect – which was a foundation for the strong work ethic you instilled in me.
- And how you put up with my many musical instruments and recitals and band events.
- I’m grateful that you always jump head first into your hobbies, evennnn if they don’t last forever.
- You always know where to find the “honda fit forums” and any other forums you never thought you might need. hahahaha.
- You always respect your Dad and Mom. (Meamaw and Pappap!)
- You take your hair loss with grace hehehehehehe.
- Even that time Mom accidentally shaved off 1/4 of the hair you do have, before that big meeting at work. LOL!
- You always believed in me and my abilities.
- Taught me to never settle for less than the best for myself – even if sometimes I took like years to figure that out. Sorry.
- I’m an optimistic and always happy person. This is for SURE from you and Mom.
- You’ve always been the most honest and hard-working person I know.
- You always encouraged me to want better for myself.
- To work for it.
- And you always tell me how you are proud of me.
- Some people have to wonder about whether their Dad loves them and/or is proud of them. These two things you never fail to show me. I love you and am proud to call you my Daddy. Thank you.
- You will always be the first man I ever loved. My heart is so full.
Love you Dad!
And… Happy Fathers Day to this guy too! My Dad’s Dad, my Pappap!
It also happens to be his and Meamaw’s 68th wedding anniversary!
ANDDDD a very Happy FIRST Wedding Anniversary to my sister and her hubby!
To 68+ years of happiness, just like Meamaw and Pappap!
And Happy Father’s Day to my Great Uncle Dickie!
He’s always been like a father to my Mom and a grand father to my sister and I! We love you!
Wow. What a great day today is!
I get to celebrate my Dad, my Pappap, my Great-Uncle, and TWO very special wedding anniversaries!