|THIS is about my all time favorite picture of my dad and I.|
This really tells a good story of my dad. It's worth it to go look at the pictures. FOR REAL. Go. Seriously. It's pretty amazing he turned out the way he has.
My Dad's Mother was Blanche DuBois and Norma Desmond Combined.
My Dad is more open minded, sympathetic, put together, responsible, charming, chivalrous and successful in life than he has any right to be by his upbringing. My dad SHOULD be a raging alcoholic who smokes unfiltered Camels. Oh, and be married and divorced several times. Because that is what his parents and relatives did before him. But he's not. Because he chose not to do those things. He made the decision and just didn't do it.
|We don't have the same dimples or anything. Not at all.|
More so today than ever before, I understand and appreciate my dad. He went through a challenging childhood as an only child of MULTIPLE divorces (see link above) and yet, he came out on top. He and I had rocky times, as any child and parent will from time to time, but you all know how they helped me get sober and since then, we've worked really hard to have a mutually respectful relationship, and today, we have it. It's full of love and fun and appreciation. He has a great sense of humor and I know I get some of it from him. He is a bit of a dandy - a clotheshorse if you will - and I KNOW I get that from him. I really enjoy spending time with him today.
The older we both get, the more I appreciate him.
|He loves Sally Boy too. Who doesn't?|
|Last time my parents were visiting. Now one of my favorite pictures. These two have my heart. |
More than ever with these babies coming, they are my backbone.
What a beautiful family!! I always get a twinge of envy at women who have terrific dads - and it sounds like yours is one of the best!!ReplyDelete
Aww...this is so sweet. What very loving tribute to him. I love what a strong relationship you have with him and your mom. Hall and Oates are going to have some pretty awesome grandparents!ReplyDelete
I'm melting, except unlike in The Wizard of Oz, it's a wonderful melting made of happiness, love and sweet, sweet reflection. Happy, happy birthday to your dad--with thanks to you for the meltiness in my heart right now! ♥ReplyDelete
Yay for good dads!! They make good children!ReplyDelete
So sweet. Happy Birthday Grampy - you are so special! And so is your daughter! xoReplyDelete
Grampy will be weeping reading this post I'm sure! You two are so cute! What a beautiful tribute.ReplyDelete
Grampy!! I love this, and I love him for you. xoxoReplyDelete
Love love love this and you! There's just something so special between a little girl and her Daddy. No matter how grown up you are, you'll always be his baby. XoxoxoReplyDelete
Beautiful!! Love love love this and you! The bond between a Daddy and his little girl is very special. What a lovely way to honor him. Happy Birthday, Grampy!ReplyDelete
Wow! This is super sweet. Even if i felt like this i'm too shy to actually say these things especially in front of the whole world. You are an inspiration:)ReplyDelete
Aw girl, this is so cool. This is one of your posts where as I was reading it, I kept thinking of new things to comment about- and I was going, ME TOO! in my head a lot. You should have heard it- it was awesome. Yay for Pops, and yay for him being so strong. P.S. um, did you get your eyebrows waxed at age 1 1/2, or were you born with perfect eyebrows. WTF.ReplyDelete