19 June 2009

Alpha Dog

Happy Father's Day, Dad.

I may be slightly biased here, but I think I have the greatest dad. I haven't talked much about him in this forum but he taught me a lot in life.

As the 3rd son (of 3), I was always the "baby" of the family. My older two brothers always got away with more than I did (so it seemed) and they were always paving the way for me. My dad was not one for lots of affection and hand holding scenes, instead, to me he was a solid rock of confidence and inspiration. He is a born leader but not the kind of "A" personality that always has to be the one in charge or voice his opinions. He has the kind of personality that people naturally gravitate to and look to him for leadership and guidance in almost any situation. He is the true leader of the pack (when momma dog lets him) and someone I am proud to call dad. I truely did not appreciate his guidance and wisdom (and patience) until I had my own son. One of the few goals I have had in my life and one has been to be just like him. No way I can ever top that bar, but I certainly am willing to try.

dad chillin' with big brother

The nice part is that, at 85+ years young, he and my mom have not slowed down too much. They are both are still out on the road in their trailer camping with their caravan. They are in Madison WI for an international rally and enjoying the cooler weather up there. We probably won't see them back down in Texas until sometime past labor day.

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!


terri said...

You have an awesome dad! That is obvious. What a great tribute to him. I'm sure he is every bit as proud of you as you are of him.

meleah rebeccah said...

Happy Father's Day to you and your father!

"I truely did not appreciate his guidance and wisdom (and patience) until I had my own son"

Isn't that the truth! I never understood or appreciated ANYTHING my parents said or did until I became a parent!

Abby said...

Yay for you and your dad! It's not an easy job, by any means.

And Happy Father's day to you too!