Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Pops

My Father, Harry. 
Glacier National Park - 2000
The past few days have been extra special to me as my parents and littlest sister have been in town.  We just returned from a trip to the shore and I can't help but think about all of our similar family trips. Our family vacations were some of the most meaningful days of my life. I moved away from home almost 10 years ago and I have greatly missed my family as I struck out on my own. This weekend with them once again reminded me how blessed I have been to have a special set of parents who not only showed me the world, but made sure I knew to keep my roots planted in my faith and morals. I couldn't have asked for more.

In honor of Father's Day I wanted to say a few special words about my father. He isn't a man of many words, so I will keep this short and sweet.  What I value most in him is his love for family. He would do anything for us girls and he has, many times over. Heck, he literally saved my life when I was mauled by a dog at the age of four. He wasn't the kind of father to have long drawn out conversations on feelings and might-be's, but we had more honest conversations over hammers and nails than most kids are gifted with.  He is quiet spoken for the most part, but he will defend his family, his community, and his land to anyone, anytime.  He puts his faith in the Lord and never takes things for granted.

In addition to his day job, he has a side business, he volunteers as a fire fighter, and he is on the church and village boards. He doesn't know what downtime is and if he did, he wouldn't know what to do with it. He's that strong father figure that every daughter wishes she had and he's the man I can't live without.

I love you, Pops.


  1. What a Father! Great tribute. I know he is beaming. Thanks for sharing.

  2. How special, and how nice that you can share with him.