Monday, June 21, 2010

REPOST Father's Day

I emotionally can't type up a new one this year being as I lost one of my fathers. My "pop", my grandfather. Dave and I  went to his grave yesterday and sat and ate ice creams with him because pop never drove past a ice cream stand. We always stopped.

This is what I wrote last year for my 3 dads.

Happy Father's Day.

I am a fortunate girl in the fact that I had 3 father figures in my life growing up.
In age order as its only fair way.

My Pop (paternal grandfather)

My Pop has always treated me like I was his own daughter. I was the first and only girl in our family and he was and is always there for me no matter what.

My pop taught me to never take NO for an answer. Find me the person who will say yes.
He taught me to be proud of my heritage.
He taught me how to tell a good story. With lots of embellishments for good measure.
He taught me to take pride in my appearance and always dress for the occasion.
He also taught me to show the ones around me I love them with lots of hugs and kisses.

Den (my step father)

Den is a perfect example for a case of nurture. He has been in my life for 26 years, since I was 5 years old.

He taught me my OCD ways. To always make sure my family is safe and the doors are locked. (hee)
He taught me to be a perfectionist. If it was worth doing it was worth doing perfect.
He taught me there is a soul mate out there for me. (you should how he pines for my mom)
He taught me that throwing a firecracker in a storm drain is fun.
He also taught me that being silly is an essential part of life, as is candy.

Dad (self explanatory eh?)

My dad taught me that there is always more than one way to do something.
He taught me to never stop learning.
He taught me that a good book is better than tv.
He taught me that family is first no matter what.
He also taught me how to shoot a gun.

My three fathers are amazing and I can't imagine I would be who I am without them. I consider myself a lucky lucky girl.


david said...

what a lovely post; they are all uniquely special people with a lot of experiences to learn from.
i consider all of them to be lucky people to have someone as lovely, smart, funny, caring, and talented as you in their lives.

spygrl1 said...

So lovely! You are fortunate to have had such great dads, and they are fortunate to have you!

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