Monday, June 16, 2008

The Papa

This is my dad.

Here he is fixing the hole in my ceiling.

Here he is schlepping my stuff to London.


Things that are great about my father:

1. He loves the Lord and has raised us kids to know and love our heavenly Father above all.

2. If there is an open container of sour cream in the refrigerator, I can pretty much guarantee that he has sprinkled some Tabasco in there. Maybe even some french onion dip mix.

3. He wired a universal remote for the family television set. And when I say "wired," I mean he put our DVD remote and our TV remote back-to-back and wrapped a piece of wire around them. Ghetto? Maybe. Effective? Yes.

4. He has always loved me unconditionally. I know this because he says (often), "Do you know I love you, daughter?"

5. He LOVES to pick people up from the airport. Or drop them off at the airport. Or rescue them from a stalled car at the side of the road.

6. He usually just smiles, but sometimes you can get him to laugh really hard. That's always fun.

7. He's always up for a drive.

8. He's smart and creative.

9. He's usually game for an episode of Star Trek or a late-night movie. And he's always been an easy touch when it came to an ice cream at McDonald's or a basket of fries at the Breeze Inn.

10. He is characterized by his kindness, hospitality, and graciousness.

He is especially gracious with his eldest daughter when she fails to call or write him on Father's Day and tries to make up with a long and sweet (though belated) post.


Happy Father's Day, Dad. I love you.

See you soon!

6 comments:

GreenEggsandSam said...

GENUIS title...it did not go unnoticed.
AND, cool that you're dad is on the planet and lived a life that created that awesome list.

(in terms of you being a lame duaghter is well wished on dad's day...did you factor the time change?...that might've bought you a few hours at the least).

GreenEggsandSam said...

'your' dad ...not 'you're dad' ...cuz you are not dad

GreenEggsandSam said...

are you?

daD said...

You mean you don't like tobasco in the sour cream?...all this time...

In my time zone your post was received in perfect good order and on time.

I hope you had a great Spanish adventure.

Didn't I leave you my 3rd generation, spiffy, leatherman - before I left England? Wear it around your neck. Some doors won't let you go with a cute wiggle....

I miss you.
Don't ever forget how much....


Love Dad

Ty said...

SAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYY!

Anonymous said...

Jess,
Dad's comment about "doors letting you go with a cute wiggle" references your being caught in the closet by your belt loop, and not having your army knife handy.
By way of explanation!
Mom