Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad


As I sit here at work, slightly bored and feeling gloomy my thoughts are consumed with today being dad's birthday. Instead of shopping online and filling my buggy with $1000 worth of things I NEED from Anthropologie, I thought I would write down a few things I learned from my dad...

* to love sports of all kinds and being outdoors

* to love bulldogs

* to love family

* to be honest but also except honesty out of others. His favorite phrase: "Don't pee on my head and tell me it's raining"

* to be loyal to friends, work, church and family

* to never give up

* to work hard

* how not to keep a garden

* to love the South and History (the South will rise again!)

* to expect the best from myself

* to trust my instinct (he was usually always right about everything)


There are times I'm still filled with regret about many things, but today I feel blessed that he was my dad. Also feeling blessed that Cony and I were able to reconcile our differences with his dad and we have a wonderful relationship with him. (Joining the Mormon church didn't go over too well in the beginning).


Families can be together Forever. It's a beautiful and sacred promise, that I'm grateful to know for a surety. I'm constantly baffled that I was given this life and I get to share it with the most amazing family and friends.


Captivating Eyes said...

You and Megan look just like your mom!