Monday, June 22, 2009

For my Father

Well, it is now officially NOT Father's Day anymore, but here is a dedication to my daddy. As you probably don't know, my father is my BIGGEST blog follower! You don't know this because he has yet to figure out how to comment! This could be a blessing because there is no TELLING what stories he would tell! :) He tried to comment during my giveaway, but it didn't go through, so I'm thinking he just gave up. Instead, he calls me and tells me his comment! So anyway, to my daddy...I LOVE YOU! My father worked alot, like most father's do, so as I was growing up, he couldn't make it to middle of the week school functions. But he made up for it by taking us down the river on the weekends! He was very strict on us when it came to school work and grades. He made my sister memorize ALL of the Presidents, IN ORDER! But he would reward us by taking us on really fun vacations, like Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, and lots of Gulf shore Beach destinations (my mom's favorite!). We never got brand new fancy cars when we turned 16, but no matter how many "accidents" I was in (and there was ALOT), he always made sure I had a car to drive. My father taught me right from wrong, and gave me advice when he'd think I needed it! He taught me to put family above all else, because they are with you for the long haul! And most of all he taught me love. When you are a kid, you always question why your parents do the things they do, why do they yell and punish, why do they stop you from going to that party or club? "Don't they love me?" When you become a parent, you understand. Thank you daddy for loving me enough to punish me FOR LIFE every time I got in trouble! You kept me safe, and you helped guide me toward the path I needed to be on in order to succeed in life! I love you, and I hope you had a nice day!

In sewing news...I am working on a lot of little things that have to be finished this week, so hopefully I will have something posted soon! Until later...

4 comments:

Hootie said...

What a sweet tribute! :)

Chelle said...

So sweet! Your father sounds like such a wonderful dad!

Allie said...

Awww...your dad sounds wonderful. Happy Father's Day, Lauranie's dad!

Rafael's Mum said...

Your dad sure sounds like a lovely guy. I bet he was glad to read this! Certainly about the bit where you say you now understand! Glad you have such good support and love around you.