Friday, June 15, 2012

My Dad

 Father’s day is just a few days away, so I thought I would take a moment and talk about one of heroes-my Dad. I have to confess that I don’t talk to my Dad as often as I should, but I love him with all my heart!

My Dad
 My Dad is one of the hardest working men I have ever known. He is an excellent provider for my Mom. He may have a “tough guy” exterior, but he is just a big teddy bear on the inside! J 

 I would like to share two of my favorite memories I have with my Dad.

When my parents adopted Jason and I my Dad was in the Air Force. My Mom was a beautician and had a small shop just around the corner from our house. When we got out of school we would go and hang out at the beauty shop and wait on Dad to get off work. I know we were a sight! Using the haircutting capes as superhero capes, and any other kind of mischief we could get into!  Anyway, my Dad had a motorcycle he would drive to the air base. One of my favorite times was when I could ride on the back of the motorcycle with Dad when he got off work. He would cut across the yard to the house, which, as a little girl, I thought was great!

I love my Dad!
Another one of my favorite memories I have was when my Dad came home from a tour overseas.  He was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm for a year. I remember going to get him from the airport. My Dad has always had some kind of facial hair. When we first saw him when he came off the plane one of the first things my Mom said to my Dad wasn’t “hi” or “I love you” it was, “Grow it back!”  J  He looked so different with out his mustache. But my favorite part of Dad being back was on the way home Jason and I leaned over and slept in Dad’s lap. Talk about one of the most secure feeling in the world. Dad had been gone for a year! We missed him so bad. One of the things that went through my mind when he was gone was if he was ever coming back. I’m thankful for the memories I have with my Dad and I hope to make many more!

I love my Dad and can’t wait to see him when we go on furlough! I hope that you can hug your Dad and let him know how much he means to you this Fathers Day! 

1 comment:

  1. Your Dad gave you some fond memories and I am glad. My father passed away about 15 years ago and I miss him. I miss my mother too has passed away. Keep in touch with your dad, He won't be around forever.