Sunday, June 19, 2011

To the man who encouraged me

To say I'm a daddy's girl is quite true - inheriting my looks (we share the same blue eyes) and personality (love of corny jokes) from his side of my genetics.

Dad and I. Just a few years ago. ;)

He was never the man who said I couldn't. In fact he was more frequently pushing me and saying I could. No matter what it was. Come on, you can hike up one more hill! Yes that's really me on the left. Gasp away! ;)

My dad started his own business and even had to build the location. The family chipped in of course.
Yep that's me on the roller. Guess who put me up to that? Mostly against my will. Let me tell you that is not a smooth ride. I've never driven one before? Psh! You can learn!

To that you can attitude and entrepreneurial inspiration I can credit the success of my own business venture. So thanks for all the encouragement dad.

To steal a bit I've seen floating around on facebook: 

If red roses grow in Heaven, Lord pick a bunch for me 
Place them in my Dad's arms and tell him they're from me 
Tell him that I love and miss him, and when he turns to smile, 
place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for a while
Because remembering him is easy, I do it everyday 
There's an ache within my heart that will never go away..I love you!

Happy Father's Day.

And thank you also to my wonderful stand-ins Mario, Dick, and George. ♥


cat said...

OMG! I WANT TO RIDE A STEAM ROLLER!!! I am so envious of your life right now.

(Also, this was a very sweet post about your father and I wish him a happy father's day!)

Megan said...

I was thinking about Don and the family today. Thanks for sharing the photos. Love you all.