This post is dedicated to the two most awesome fathers on Earth:
How creepy is that picture, yes, I pretty much married my father. Neither one of them is perfect, but they both have taught me so much over the years, that they have both made my life complete. My Mother has taught me how to be emotionally strong and how to make the best out of any situation, and I am very grateful for that. But my Dad has taught me to value things most people in this country will never experience.
My Dad taught me to love the outdoors. Every early spring (like when it was still freezing) he would begin dragging us to the lake to fish. I honestly hated it when I was little, it felt like that was all we did, but you know what I did last night? I spent the entire afternoon on the lake, fishing with Aaron. He would drag us to deer camp every fall, which I didn’t mind too much, but I was afraid of the dark. You could hear stuff in the woods and that freaked me out terribly, but now, I can walk around in the woods at night and not be scared.
My Dad taught me to love sports. Growing up we always watched the Razorbacks when they were on television and listened to the radio when they weren’t. Random memory, but I remember how happy my Dad was when the Razorbacks won the NCAA National Championship in basketball in 1994. I was young, but I will always have his goofy grin stamped into my mind from that night.
My Dad also taught me to follow his advice. Well, I guess he didn’t teach me this, but after not listening to him several times and miserably falling on my face, I have come to the conclusion that I should just do what he says and save myself some trouble.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite pictures of my dad and me:
Funny thing is, Aaron is just like my Dad. I am so happy that Aaron is teaching our boys how to be men. Showing them how to work hard for things, how to have simple fun, make the most of what they have, use our natural resources wisely, and just be all around awesome like him!
I am a lucky woman and I thank God for that!