Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Father

I know my Father's Day post should probably wait until Father's Day, but I'm feeling inspired now. I am proud (and lucky) to be able to say that I have an AMAZING dad. And, when I say amazing, I really mean it. He's the whole dad package - loving, hard-working, giving, understanding... and, unfortunately, not as appreciated as he should be. Today, I heard a song (I'll admit, I cried a little when I did) and felt so lucky that I could sing every word of that song about my father. I take that for granted sometimes. Here are some of the lyrics:

I'm five years old, it's getting cold, I've got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides, look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today...

And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn't know if you knew, so I'm taking this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today

My dad continues to teach me what devotion and love is with his dedication to our family. I love you, Daddy. Happy (early) Father's Day!