Tomorrow is August 22nd, aka: My Dad's Birthday! This is the first birthday he'll be a grandpa! I'm excited. We're going up to his house after church, and making homemade ice cream! (One of his favorites!)
Dad is a great guy, a wonderful Grandpa, and I look forward to seeing Eva grow up with him in her life. Here's why:
Dad taught me how to serve others. When he sees a need, he fills it. "Your Dad is probably the most service-oriented person I've ever met." - Jon
Dad loves to laugh.
He is a hard worker. But if there's an easier way to complete a task without sacrificing quality, he'll let you in on the secret :)
Dad is honest.
He is protective. When teenagers would speed down our road, he'd throw stuff out in the street to make them slow down.
Dad knows a lot about many things, and if he doesn't know it, he knows just the person who will. -He's my real-life MacGyver.
He is very positive, and has a good attitude.
He is supportive. He spent time with us as kids, be it homework, (except math or spelling: those were Mom's departments) sports, telling stories, enjoying nature, or just making us laugh.
He and Mom are a team: When we'd ask him for something, he'd ask: "What did your Mother say?"
He gives great gifts: One birthday he gave me a set of hockey gear. Another birthday, after I had a car, I got a tool set :)
His quirky sense of humor. Sometimes we just respond to him, "Oh, Dad!..."
Before I knew my ABC's, I could name all the North American game animals you could think of.
He wears the gaudy Hawaiian shirt I brought back from Oahu for him. It makes me smile every time.
Dad will bend over backwards to accommodate you and make anyone feel comfortable.
He built his house, and taught me many skills during that process.
He spent countless hours with Jon remodeling our duplex.
His expression lights up whenever he sees you.
Dad always has a smile on his face.
-Love you Daddy. I'll always be your little girl.