Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

My dad is impossible to shop for. He is one of those people that will tell you all he wants for Christmas or his birthday or Father's Day is for his family to be happy. I never have a clue what to get him. This year I thought I could get him the square foot gardening book Mike and I have been using because he is an avid gardener. But I found out he already bought the book for himself and is in full blown square foot gardening mode as we speak. You can't buy him clothes because he has one shirt that he likes to wear and he just buys it in lots of different colors. I'm ashamed to say that as of right now, this Father's Day, I have not bought him a gift. I did get him a card three days ago. When I tried putting it in the envelope to get it in the mail I realized that I had picked up the wrong envelope at the store. No matter how I tried, I couldn't stuff that card into the envelope and I don't have an extra one on hand that fits either. So, basically my daddy has not gotten anything from me for Father's Day yet. And he is truly the best dad in the world. So, I think I'll compose a special Father's Day list that will have to suffice until I come up with another plan. Happy Day daddy!

Top ten things I love about my daddy:

10.) He is a calming presence in the face of any storm

9.) He is a talented musician. I love to listen to him sing, play piano and especially used to love to sit and listen to him play his guitar.

8.) He has OCD just like me. Now, when I find myself counting the number of stairs I'm climbing or the number of jelly beans in a jar, I just think to myself, "Thanks, Dad.)

7.) He loves animals even though he used to pretend like he didn't to discourage us from bringing home stray animals. Which didn't work by the way. Almost all of our cats through the years have been strays.

6.) I have never heard him say anything bad about anyone else, EVER.

5.) When he talks, everyone listens.

4.) He made time to come watch me run when I was little at those elementary school track and field days.

3.) He taught me how to pitch a mean softball.

2.) He loves the Lord and spends time in prayer and Bible study.

1.) He gave me cool nicknames when I was little like "Rinkledink" and "short stuff".


  1. Daughter of mine, you just gave me the best gift of all. Love you,Dad

  2. Your daddy is the sweetest man.