Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 15--Daddy's Girl

Happy Birthday O!!!  I love you very much :)

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Day 15

My father is one of a kind, he is a family man through and through.  Family always comes first for my dad and he has had to work very hard to make this possible.  He is one of the most hardworking people I know and will work late hours or weekends in order to make sure he does not miss one family moment.  I am so blessed to have this wonderful man in my life and need him to know how much I appreciate all he has ever done for me.

I will never forget the day that my acceptance letter to the college of my choice came in the mail.  I came home from school to find the letter on the counter.  It had been opened but I think I was too nervous to notice.  The envelope was thin and everything I had ever heard said that a thin envelope was bad news.  With trembling hands I read that letter and gasped at the part with the large academic scholarship.  I had done it!  I had gotten a scholarship that would allow me to go to my dream school!  My heart was beating so fast and joy filled my body. Then my dad came around the corner with a big smile on his face, beaming with pride (I will never forget that face).  He hugged me and told me how proud he was of me.  It is a moment I will treasure forever.

My father wrote and performed an original song for all of his girls at our weddings.  My wedding was first and thus the song was a complete surprise.  I remember sitting with my sisters close by, watching my dad play the guitar and sing the beautiful song.  The three of us held hands and cried as we looked up at the man who raised us.  He loves us with all of his heart and we are so blessed to have him as our daddy :)

I am so very fortunate because my Dad, Mom, LB and K are four of my favorite people on the planet.  We are a family who actually looks forward to getting together and tries to make time for each other whenever we can.  We LOVE to vacation together and because of this, we have so many wonderful memories to celebrate. 

I love you daddy, thanks for loving me, believing in me and always cheering me on.  Merry Christmas!

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Mommy Lisa said...

Awww. I am so a Daddy's Girl too. :) How awesome! I am very grateful we had Boo Boo and my father has retired and he is healthy enough and walks 3-5 miles a day so he can play with her and spend as much time as possible. He even takes over when daycare is closed!!!

Anonymous said...

O says thank you!!! What a special birthday surprise.

And what a tribute - I so heart both your parents!

Mom said...

You made me cry again! You have a special Dad and I have a special Husband! We are all very lucky.

Happy Birthday, O! We heart you all, too!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Annie said...

Your post is great. So glad you have a great Dad.

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