Saturday, October 4, 2008

Flashback Friday! My Dad!

I have been lost in the boxes of moving for the last little while but I didn't want to miss my Friday post!

As I contemplated what to flashback on, I thought about some pictures I had recently come across of my Dad and voila a post was born.

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My Dad is one of the most honorable people I have ever known, he has set such a great example to me. I couldn't choose just one picture because with each one there are very great memories. For anyone that knows my Dad it will not be a surprise to know that he is very passionate about golf, he has been playing since before I was born, he is also extremely good at it. He loves to be outdoors, in fact so much so that he doesn't enjoy going to the movies during daylight hours because it feels like a waste. If he is not out on the course or at the lake he can be found in the back yard on his riding lawn mower or on his bike. I don't think I can think about my Dad and not picture him out in the sun.

Now while he loves being active I know that what he loves most is his family, especially his wife. I love when my Mom talks about when they were younger and how his crystal blue eyes were something that drew her to him, she had hoped that at least one of her children would get them.

My Dad is a phenomenal grandfather, today when he didn't know I was watching I stood out on the back porch and observed him giving Grace a ride on his lawn mower, the look on her face was priceless. He is a sucker for Alexis, she can convince him to do just about anything. One of my favorite visuals is seeing him sit on the couch with James getting him to smile and laugh.

Another notable trait of my Dad is that he is fiercely devoted to his country. He is politically knowledgeable, I love being able to ask him questions about issues and knowing that he will give me an intelligent answer.

So here's to you Dad, I love you!

1 comment:

Glenna said...

I agree, he is a very good man. What a nice post to honor him!