In lieu of Father’s Day – this one goes out to my #1 fan … my dad!
Growing up my dad always provided a level of comfort and security to me (and still does). He was the one I would run to as a little kid when I got hurt and he would make it all better, the one I would ask all my “why” questions to because in my eyes he was (and still is) the smartest man I know and the one who’s unconditional love and support comes from his genuine heart.
My father is a great man, an honest man, a man everyone in the world should have the pleasure of meeting at least once in their lives. He’s a devoted father and husband, a smart businessman, a great athlete and I’m proud to call him MY DAD!
Some words of wisdom I’ve learned from my dad over the years are to mean what I say, and say what I mean – he's always taught me to stick up for myself – and to speak my mind (which if you know me, you know that’s exactly what I do!)
He’s also taught me to be kind to others, tried to stress the importance of patience (apparently I’m a bit of a hot head) and taught me to love with my whole heart.
At 30 there’s still nothing like getting wrapped up in my dad’s arms for a great big hug.
I share in my dad’s passion for photography, gardening, sports, boating and family.
No matter the distance between us, I know he would be there for me at the drop of a hat. He proved that last summer when I sliced my finger on a mandolin (long story, PS – use the guard!) and came up on a Monday night after work to go with me to see a hand surgeon.
My dad and I danced at my wedding to Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl,” and for anyone who’s heard the song lyrics, they couldn’t be more fitting for the special relationship I have with my dad. While we danced, I held him a little tighter that night, as that was one of those special father/daughter moments I’ll never get back but cherish forever!
I love you dad!