Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Happy Birthday Daddy!!!
Today is my dads birthday. He is an amazing man. He was the first guy I ever fell in love with. Has been my tortmentor and protector, guardian and friend since the moment I was born. He will tease you and torment you but you know he loves you very very much. Its just his way.
He was one of the only things I would not budge on my wedding dad -my dad was going to walk me down the isle and that was it -to hold my hand until he could let go (grudgingly) to the man of my dreams. It was funny at the reheasal my dad was more than willing to sell me to Daryl (a very funny story) but the day of he told me I didnt have to go and every step we took down that isle his grip got tighter and tighter. The day after when we went to leave my parents home he told me that tonight his house would be a little more empty as I was flying away and that he loved me and was proud of me. I cried the whole way to the apartment -my father had never said with words that he loved me or was proud of me before that day. I trasure those words always.
My mother teased me on my wedding day that I was marrying my dad. At the time I said now way -uh uh. But then I thought about it long and hard.
My dad is loving and dependable, the kind of guy who gives his word and means it. Somebody to laugh with, have fun with but when the chips are down he will be there for you strong and wise. My dad is somebody I respect and know that I will be respected and loved always. My dad and mom will be married 45 years this coming August the fates willing -I wanted that kind of love and devotion. My dad has been best friends and buddy to 4 kids and now 9 grandkids. Nobody knows how to spoil kids like Grandpa Rex. I wanted the best! So yes I married a man just like my dad. And I am proud of it.
So happy Birthday to my Dad. May your life be fun of all the things that make you happy. We love you always Grandpa Rex.