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!
Sometimes our politeness is on autopilot. Sometimes we say all the nice buzz words without even thinking about what it is we’re actually saying. How many times has a passerby said, “hi, how are you?” and you’ve answered, “fine, how are you?” knowing not only will you not get a response because they’re already gone, but that you really don’t care to hear the answer anyway?
Let me tell you what happened that got me thinking along these lines. Last night we were at a restaurant and the hostess brought over a small group to sit beside ours. She laid down the menus and said, “enjoy your meal”. The father in the family replied, “thanks, you too”.
Then realized his mistake.
It was comical watching his painful attempt at recovery…”eeerrrr…I mean….you know….later, when you get to eat…” The hostess just laughed and said thanks.
Not only have I done this before, I’ve done it with other professions.
Airline counter agent hands me my paperwork and says, “thank you, have a great flight”.
Me: “thank you, you too”
Me: “um…I mean, ya know, on your next trip”.
Nurse wheeling me out to my car after surgery says, “take care and get better”
Me: “thanks, you too”
Me: “um, because you don’t look like you’re having a good day?”
(For the record, that’s the worst recovery attempt ever!)
Nurse: “I’m actually having a good day”.
Now I’ve hurt her feelings.
Me: “sorry, it’s the drugs talking”.
Whew. Always blame the drugs! She laughed and helped me into my car.
I know we’ve all done this….so let me know how you said the wrong thing while on autopilot!!