Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Dad,

You deserve a thoughtful, beautifully written post on Father's Day. Unfortunately, between working, taking care of Dylan, and getting the house ready for the showing today, I'm afraid I only have a few brain cells left at this point. So, I will just say this...

Thank you.

Thank you for all the times I should have said thank you, but didn't.

Thank you for all the things you did as I was growing up which helped make me the person I am today.

Thank you for all the sacrifices you made.

Thank you for working hard to provide for us. ( I know I tease you about how you had an easy job, but I do realize that you worked hard).

Thank you for being strict and knowing where I was, who I was with, and what I was doing. (Bet you never thought I would thank you for that!) I know you did those things because you cared about me, and wanted to keep me out of trouble, and you did! (You got off easy, you have to admit. Did I ever get in trouble?!)

Thank you for spending so much time with me, and even more importantly for WANTING to spend that much time with me.

Thank you for making me feel special, important, and loved ALWAYS.

Thank you for all the ways you continue to help Jim and I (you know what I'm talking about).

Thank you for being such a fun, loving babysitter and grandpa for Dylan. (It cracks me up that he is calling you Bubba!)

Thank you for being the kind of man and father you are - one I'm proud to call my dad.

I Love You,
Jen

8 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I can't snark when you post sweet things. Argh. So, um, happy Dad's day to Jim and your Dad!

Lijy said...

that was a very nice post.

wishing all the Wonderful Dad's a happy Father's day.

Kellan said...

This was a beautiful post to your dad. I hope he has a wonderful Father's Day. I hope Jim also has a Happy Father's Day. Take care - Kellan

Janet said...

You need to sell this to Hallmark. It's wonderful, and leaps and bounds above (ahead of?) all that smaltzy junk they put out.

Jonny's Mommy said...

I know...I had a hard time writing a "lovely" post too for my dad from how tired I am. Sleep deprivation is a funny thing...no, it is a crappy thing. *sigh*

Anyhow, lovely post.

Kellan said...

Hey Jen - Hope you are having a good week so far. I am trying to work up the energy to go outside (in this heat) and do some painting. SEe you soon - Kellan

Kellan said...

Hey Jen - Are you moving all your stuff to the new house yet? I'll bet you are busy these days - trying to get moved and selling the old house. Hope you are having a good week. See you later - Kellan

JCK said...

This was lovely. I tagged you for a meme a couple of days ago. Don't worry! It is a simple one. LOL