Sunday, September 20, 2009

My fun loving Dad!!

I obviously I have the world's most perfect Dad..how else could I have turned out so great?!! Today as I traveled the winding roads of the country, I thought about all the fun times I have had with my Dad. My Dad...where do I begin? Everyone loves my Dad. One of the things I love most about him is his sense of humor. Dad is the ultimate teaser and loves getting "someone's goat." He is fun loving, outgoing, and a game playing night owl that usually is the life of the party....and you wonder where I get it? As a child, Dad would enter my room early in the morning singing...and not always "quite on key" ...daylight's burning...to which I would reply..."well, let it burn on...I'm staying in bed!" And that was my Dad's philosphy...get up, get to work, and get the job done. And he did...get the job done. He has a great work ethic and always accomplishes what he sets out to do. Something I could learn a little bit better from him. One memory that always keeps me laughing is the vocabulary that is uniquely my Dad's. If he's not quite sure about the correct words, be it someone's name, song lyrics , or other..he just makes up a word of his own. One night after working hard on his ranch he told us to go change into our swimsuits because we were going to go get into the ..."zuccuzi!" Then one day I called him to see what he was up to. He informed me that while my stepmom was shopping he was waiting on her...reading some books at ...Brooks and Dunns! So the next time we were together a song came on the radio and it was being sung by Brooks and Dunn and I said..."look Dad..it's that group...Barnes and Nobles!" It's my job to keep him guessing!! At this point in my life, one of the most cherished things about my Dad is that he is the ultimate grandfather to my children. They have a lifetime of wonderful memories with him that are priceless. So, Dad, thanks for all that you've given to me, sacrificed for me, and invested in me. I would not be the person I am today without your influence on my life.
My Dad didn't tell me how to live, he lived, and let me watch him do it!!

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