Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Dad

     I have talked about my dad a few times in different posts.  He is so funny.  I love him so much.  He has always been a great dad and has always been there for me.  I couldn't have asked for a better dad.  It makes me sad that my kids have missed out on that kind of relationship.  I know how much he means to me and what security comes from having a dad.  In most ways, he is their dad.  I feel bad because he has kind of gotten cheated out of just being the grandfather with them, but they look at him as a dad. 

     All three of the kids know they can depend on him.  I am so thankful for that.  They also know how much fun they have with him.  He is such a cut up.  He is always doing something to tease them or making a joke with him.  Everybody that knows him knows what kind of a sense of humor he has.  Those of you who read this and know him, you know what I am talking about.  My new friends that don't know him probably think he is crazy!  He is anything but that.  He has always been so smart at what he does to financially support us.  He has always more than provided for his family.  He is successful in business, but he is such a kid at heart.  He is constantly playing around with all the grandkids and playing jokes on somebody. 

    That is what I love most about him, though.  He can be serious and so smart, but then turn right around and joke around with you at the same time.  I remember when I was around 9 or 10, we would stay up late and watch TV.  Everybody else would go to sleep and I would make myself stay awake so I could sit up with him.  I think that is why I love scary movies.  We would watch The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits.  I would be scared to death, but I loved watching them.

     I got scared one night watching something and he kept telling me how it was just a movie, nothing was real.  He was trying to make me feel better, but I went to the bathroom and came back and he was laying in the recliner with ketchup on his neck.  Scared the living daylights out of me!  He was trying to make his point, but I almost had a heart attack.  He would always do stuff like that.  I couldn't have friends over without him playing some kind of joke on us.

     He might get mad at me for telling this, but it is one of those things I always laugh at every time I think about it.  I was still around 9 or 10, but the power went out during the night.  He woke up and everything was so dark.  He woke my mom up (and everybody else) yelling, "I'm blind!"  I don't think he was joking then.  But, sometimes it is hard to tell!

     He is known for his fun and sense of humor and I love every part of it!  What I love best about him is that I know no matter what, he is there.  There is nothing I could do or face that he wouldn't do everything he can to make it ok.  He is everything to me a dad should be and I am so thankful that God let me be his daughter.

I love you, Dad!  I hope you have a great Father's Day!

This is a picture of dad and my niece, Ella.  They are at a park that was named after my great grandfather.  He was my dad's grandfather and he called him Pop.  He looked up to him a lot and he learned what he does for a living from him.  Now, his grandchildren call him Pop like he did his grandfather.

My dad and Sydney on her 16th birthday.  I am so thankful she has the relationship with him like I always had with both of my grandfathers.  There's nothing like it!

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