Father's Day

Thursday, June 18th 2009, 11:18 am
By: News 9

Hey there..

Father's Day is this weekend... and I am reminded about being  so grateful for my dad!! 

 The greatest gift my dad has given me was unconditional love and support.  We grew up riding horses ... and my dad always told me if I wanted to win the barrell racing competitions.. then I needed to get out there and practice.  That advice has carried with me through my life.  I know if I am going to be successful at something.. then I have to get out there and put the effort into it.

My father is retired from the military and civil service.. (double dipper) On the outside is this tough military  man...but on the inside is the most generous man I have ever known.   He always brought fun and excitement into our home.. never met a stranger... and even in the middle of one wintery night...woke me up to go play in the snow by throwing a snowball at me while I was sleeping in my bed. (talk about a memory maker:)

My dad will not want much fuss in the form of a gift for Father's Day.. He is 72.  I plan to send him a card and call and tell him how much he means to me.  (even if the card is late.. he will understand:)   But the call I will make will be right on time. 

The best gift you can give your dad... is a word of thankfulness.. for all he has done for you.  Let him know how much he means to you... That affirmation doesn't cost a dime... and will stay with your dad for a long time.

I always feel I get the best of me... from my dad... and his personality.. and on Sunday .. Father's Day... I will be sure to tell him. 

If your dad is not here.. or you don't have a way to talk to him for Dad's Day... Thank the Lord above for the gift of your father.