First of all, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all you Dads out there. I hope today is everything you want it to be and that you get great enjoyment out of the little reasons for the season that call you Dad.
Second of all, I have been blessed with truly great men in my life and this is my way of saying THANKS!
Grandpa Ellis - Thank you Grandpa! You gave the world my mother and for that…well, the world is a better place. You rock Grandpa and I can’t wait to see you again. Miss you! Love you!
Dad – Along with Mom, you are my family rock, my BFF, and my support group, but you gave me my sense of humor and that alone has gotten me through many a situation. I couldn’t imagine my life without you. I thank you for everything you have given and taught me in life. And thank you for your unfailing support of everything I do. I’m pretty sure if I opened a quick stop in the Sahara, you’d be the first (and probably only) customer. I love you so much, words will never be enough.
Poppie – You may be a “step” father in the name of the law, but you have been his Dad for many, many years and are a wonderful example for us all. He loves you, we love you, but most of all, you have taken care of his mother like none other and for that, we are so very grateful.
Honey – I couldn’t have asked for a better father for our children or a better partner in life for me. You are my best friend….you are my whole world. You are their Dad, coach, best friend, but overall you are EVERYTHING to all of us. I will love you for all of eternity.
Ok, enough mush…I have tears falling down my face because I just can’t believe how lucky one girl can be. I hit the life jackpot with you all.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO THE BEST GROUP OF MEN IN THE WORLD!
I remember when I was around 10 or 12 years I tried to make chocolate chip cookies for my Dad. I am no baker. As soon as the cookies were taken out of the oven, I removed them from the cookie sheet. Those of you who are bakers probably cringed at that last line. The cookies literally crumbled.
I handed a plate of cookies that had taken the shape of a mountain (wonder power twins…activate!) to my wonderful father, not expecting him to be able to eat any of it.
My Dad did not hesitate…he requested a fork and dug right in!
I love you Dad…Happy Birthday to the absolute best Father in the World!!!
The funny poem:
Turning 61 Advantages
All of your favorite movies are now re-released in color.
At 61, before crossing a room you look both ways.
At 61, you realize that you were built for comfort, not speed.
At 61, your idea of weight lifting is standing up.
At 61, conversations with people your own age often become a duel of ailments.
At 61, it takes longer to rest than it did to get tired
The mushy poem:
A little girl needs her daddy To love her with manly charm, To soothe her when she’s hurt,
And keep her safe from harm.
A girl needs her dad
To show her a man who’s good, To help her make right choices,
As only a father could.
A woman needs her father
Just to be aware,
He’ll always be there for her
To sustain her and to care.
You’ve been all these things, Dad.
I hope that you can see
How much I treasure you;
You mean everything to me.
By Joanna Fuchs