Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day

Fathers day is a great day to really think about your dad and all that he has done for you in the time that he has been your dad. I love my dad, he has been a real inspiration for me the past couple of years. It's funny when life changing events happen how people change and grow. I thought my dad was done changing and done growing, but he sure has proven me wrong. After mom passed away I didn't know how dad would take it and how it would be. But, I think he has became the person he has always wanted to become. He is happy, healthy, and a genuinely great person. My dad has always been there for me, whenever I needed him he was right there. Here are a few memories of my dad that I cherish the most.

Of course the day he walked me down the isle to give me away to my wonderful husband Tom. I remember I think he was super nervous because before the wedding we were in the brides room talking and getting ready to go and he would not stop looking at his watch. Maybe he was counting down the time.

And a memory from my childhood, I was a trouble maker and didn't like to obey my parents. I am sure this is no surprise. One day I was hanging out with some friends that my parents didn't approve of and I had stayed over there way late. It was a few days before high school graduation and I was nervous about where and what I was going to do with my life. So I left there house around midnight and drove to the river bed and parked my car to unwind and think about what I was going to do. Well as fate would have it I fell right asleep in my car and at this time I didn't have a cell phone and of course no one could find me. By the time I woke up it was 4 a.m. and by this time my parents were so worried and had called everyone in Joseph trying to find me. They had even called the cops and gave them the description of my car. So you think when I got home I was in deep crap! Well kinda, I walked in the front door and my mom was waiting for me on the couch she scolded me the whole way to my room and told me "I am to upset to deal with you right know, just wait until your father gets home from looking for you he'll take care of this." I was so scared and nervous that I just sat there in my room. Then I heard him driving down the long dirt road to get to our house. My heart was beating out of my chest. I heard him come in the house and my mom said "She's in her room waiting for you." and know for the part that really got me thinking. He came into my room gave me the biggest hug and said "I am so glad you are safe and okay I was so worried about you. Now go to bed!" No your grounded, no belt to the bum, nothing just a few words that eat me alive! I felt so bad I think that him being so concerned and so worried was the most sever punishment he could have given. I think at that point in my life I realized that my dad no longer seen me as a child but as an adult and I needed to act like an adult. What a wonderful lesson he taught me.

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