Sunday, June 15, 2008

Five Reasons I'm Thankful for You

I just wanted to wish my Dad a very special and happy Father's Day. This list could be much longer, but I guess I'll have to narrow it down to just five memorable moments.

1. After reading Holly's post, I have to say, I don't think I enjoyed being placed upon the entertainment center. It truly was a different world up there. Thanks anyhow, it makes me smile now.
2. Thanks for spending your time and your energy building us kids a fort, among other things. Holly, Mark, and I got to spend quality time up there. We made some of the best memories up on that fort with our bucket of China berries.
3. Thanks for teaching us the importance of hard work. I hated the weed pulling, the lawn-mowing, the dishes, the making my bed, really anything that didn't involve Barbies. But I'm glad now that I did all of those things. Plus, playing with Barbies too much may have become boring...maybe not.
4. Thanks for teaching me how to ride a bike. I still remember that feeling when you let go of the seat of my bike. It had been a rough day, many failures, but in the end, there was triumph. I still remember what it felt like to know that I'd finally accomplished my goal (and yours). Thanks, Dad!
5. And lastly, thanks for being our father. I can barely take care of myself, and I could not imagine taking care of five kids. Thanks for working so hard for us. I recently took a quiz to find out how spoiled I was growing up. Turns out I'm as spoiled as it gets, ain't that great. It made me appreciate you that much more knowing that I had what many others didn't. Thank you for everything. I love you!!!


hoLLy said...

oh my gosh, those songs take me back. . .

-Melissa- said...

what a sweet post!

RD said...

Some of my favorite songs for sure and thank you for the comments. You were all such good kids- you took after your mother for sure. Love you.

swainsRus said...

AAAWWW! Tara, you are so sweet! I teared up and I am sure your daddy did too!