Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I just wanted to take a minute or two to post a Happy Father's Day to my dad. I was fortunate enough to have a great dad growing up and am blessed that he is still in my life. I was such a Daddy's Girl growing up too. I love following him around everywhere he went. He was, and still is, there for me anytime I need him. I have lots of great memories of him and I together but there are a few special times that really stand out. On Saturdays I loved going to the dump with him. After dropping off the trash we would stop at a convenience store for a soda and candy bar. I remember following behind him planting seeds in the garden. He would dig a little hole and tell me how many seeds to drop in and I would carefully count out the seeds to make sure I had the right number . He coached my softball teams in elementary school and sold refreshments with the other band boosters when I was in high school. He has listened to me cry when I hurt and cheered me on when I doubted myself. He taught me to drive a car, how to shoot a gun and most of all he taught me right from wrong. He showed me what a great man is so I knew what to look for in a husband. I am a lucky girl, I have a great father.

I caught this picture of my dad and my niece a few months ago. I love this picture.

I have also been blessed with an amazing father-in-law. I was welcomed into my husband's family with open arms. He has made it very clear that I am his daughter and that I can count on him the same way I can count on my own dad.

Happy Father's Day!!!


jimlynn said...

Gina, this is a wonderful how you've honored your father and your father in law in this post! So many special memories with your dad and yes, you are truly blessed to have him still. Treasure all your time with him.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a beautiful post! :)