Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

Today is Father's Day and my poor Dad is working. He had to leave at 7pm on Saturday and we have no idea when he will be home on Sunday. On Father's Day!! Hopefully he will be home and rested enough to enjoy the BBQ he wants. I went out and picked up turkey burgers and dogs, chicken, potato salad, watermelon and a Boston Creme Pie! And it is alright that I tell you what we got he picked it out, bought it and told us it was what we were giving him and wants to be payed back!LOL! We "got" him a GPS for his car, so when he has to go all over in CT, Mass and NY, he will hopefully NOT get lost anymore!! Yay!

My Dad is a funny man. He is a big kid and I love that about him. He loves to make jokes and embarass his kids. "Walk this way" and proceeds to walk like a duck in the middle of the grocery store! LOL! My Dad loves to make us laugh and relax, and he does what he can to make us forget out troubles and enjoy the moment we are in. He wants to be involved in his kids problems, and is generous to a fault sometimes. Sometimes he can give, either time or money or whatever, that he doesn't have enough left for himself. He is a great Dad. Anything in History you want or need to know, he can talk about in great detail for hours at a time. History is his passion! He is a great storyteller and yes I have heard many of the stories many, many times, but he is so happy to tell these stories that it is fun to listen to them again, especially when he adds more details. I know a lot about his days in the Air Force, and enjoy hearing about his youth, about his growing up with my grandparents, about him and Mom's history!! He is a good storyteller. My Dad just wants everyone happy. He understands the problems I have and he tries to help me where he can, and he encourages me to not give up. When I tell him I don't have the strength left to keep fighting, he has told me to let him fight for me for awhile.

My Dad and I have our troubles, we have opposing personalities, he says we are diagonals on the personality quadrant, it was at a seminar he took years ago. He says I am a Captain Kangaroo/Mr. Rogers while he is a ...I have no recollection of who his example was...yeah not up to date my Dad's examples, but I got the picture. We butt heads, but I know deep down that he loves me and would fight to the death for me. My Dad loves his family to death, and HAS done whatever he needs to to make his family safe and make us all happy. My Dad is a big bear hug who takes our dog Max out every morning for breakfast and a drive. The only person my Dad loves more than me and my sisters, is my Mom. As it should be. Although we have to fight with Maxie to see who gets the love. Kidding...sort of! LOL! (spoiled dog people) My Dad is a strong person who loves fiercely and protects what he loves. My Dad is a wonderful man, and I am glad that I was blessed to be in this family, because without these two people as my parents, I don't know where I'd be. SO Happy Father's Day and here is a video to my Dad. I know, sometimes it is hard for me to say, but I LOVE you. For eternity. (note: take out the proud to be your son part and think daughter, but this oldies song is perfect for my dad!)

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Tori_z said...

Happy father's day to your Dad. :)

Yaya said...

He sounds like a wonderful man!

Kristina P. said...

He sounds like a great dad!

The Boob Nazi said...

Nice. I'm debating whether or not I want to write something about my dad.

kel said...

Very beautiful tribute!

rychelle said...

what a sweet video!

LadyStyx said...

Awesome tribute hun!

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