Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Today is a very special day - Father's Day! I consider myself the luckiest daughter in the world, because I have the world's best father! He has always been there for me...always. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from over the years.

Here he is when I was just a year old. Doesn't he look like a baby himself? Way too young to carry the responsibility of a family on his shoulders.
He gave the best piggy back rides...
..and still does!
He has always been an animal lover---or loves to torture animals, I'm not sure which. Here is he making Sammy "smile for the camera"!

Here he is giving Cleo (the first dog I remember) a bath in the sink.
...and again giving Abby a bath in the sink. Yes, he is a clean freak. If there was an animal in the house, it had to be clean!

Here I am sharing some important tidbit of information with him when I was 6 years old. He was my go-to-guy then...
...and has been throughout the years.
Finally, here is a picture from last night. He is enjoying his favorite meal, which we make for him every Father's Day...hamburgers. He's not hard to please...he would rather have a burger than just about anything in the world.

Happy Father's Day, dad! I love you more than words can say!


Sue said...

How very lucky you are. I never met my father and have only two pictures of him. I have learned a lot about him in the past couple years, but he died young (47) and so I'll never get to know him.

Enjoy this special day with him.

Anonymous said...

You made me cry - which I admit, isn't very hard to do. All you have written over the years about Mom and Dad are true. I should know. I'm the middle child in the first picture. All the wonderful things they have done for you, they have also done for me and our older brother. They are always there for us, our friends and spouses, grandchildren, great grandchild, and complete strangers! They are amazing people. Thanks for putting this into words.

Wyatt said...

That's a really nice tribute to your Dad and all dads! Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post. And what a testament to your father AND to you. Thanks for sharing.

Channon said...

Couldn't read the whole post... Fathers Day leaves me raw, still. However, I'll only grant that you have the best dad ALIVE. ;)

Nichole said...

Great post, great pics - esp the one of him giving Abby a bath in the sink! LOVE.

KimT said...

love this post about your dad. He sounds wonderful!