Saturday, June 20, 2009

I Love You Too, Daddy!

Dear Dad,

Happy Father's Day! Sorry that I am not there to share your day and take you out to lunch. Next time you come through, I owe you a breakfast! I hope that you have a great and relaxing day. You deserve it! I just wanted to let you know that you are an amazing Dad! Thanks for:

*putting up with a house full of girls! I know there were an awful lot of hairbows and makeup lying around. And sorry for all those times that we used your razor or forgot to put the shampoo back in your bathroom. Oops...

*teaching me to be a good sports fan. Thanks for always taking us up to Atlanta for the Braves games! I love those memories. I loved (and still do) watching the Braves and Gators games with you. I love it now that when I am watching the Gators on a Saturday afternoon and they score a touchdown, I can give you a call and know that you are watching, too.

*being patient on MANY a shopping trip. I know that the mall is not on your list of favorite places to be, but you have made that sacrifice so often in order to spend time with me. Thanks! And, thanks for all the outfits, too!

*all the "dates with Dad" for my birthday! We did some really fun things! I remember going to the fair, the Suwannee River Jam, Braves games, and trips to the mall to buy a new outfit and get my hair or nails done. You always made my birthday special!

*calling me "just to check in." Thanks for always letting me know that you are thinking about me.

*working so hard in order to give us everything that we needed, and most of the things that we ever wanted. Thanks for helping to make it possible for me to go to an amazing college and be debt-free on the other side. Thanks for the car when I was old enough to drive, and then again my sophomore year at Furman. I am a blessed girl, indeed.

*making frequent visits up to see me, even though I don't live so close by. Thanks for all the Braves tickets and the breakfasts at Eagle's Landing. So yummy!

*teaching me about Jesus. Thanks for helping to point me to the Truth - I would not be who I am if you hadn't. It has been so exciting to watch how the Lord has been speaking into your life, especially in the past couple of years. Thanks for being an example of how to trust in the Lord and walk in His steps.

*always supporting me and the steps that I have taken and am taking in life. Thanks for encouraging me to always do my best, use my gifts, and most of all to follow the Lord where He leads.

I love you, Dad!

1 comment:

Jen said...

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