Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I don't know about you, but my Dad is AWESOME. I try to tell him that often, but today Mom and I teamed up to make Dad feel extra special. Those extra special privileges include (but are not limited to) picking the lunch venue, dictating the days activities, and being all around pampered. Of course, since my Dad is awesome, he didn't demand pampering of any sort. But it's nice to spoil the man largely responsible for making me who I am today.

I'm so proud of my Dad. He does so much more for me than I ever could have asked for, and he's always been there for me no matter what. He'd stand by me in any pinch and he'd listen to whatever I had to say. Over the years we've had more than several very good discussions. Here recently we even embarked on a Daddy/Daughter road trip chock full of good times, good talks, good everythings.

I hope all of you out there with stand-up Dad's like mine took some time to really say thanks and to let him know he's appreciated. Having a strong, dependable, "look up to"-able father is so important. And no matter how old I get, I'll always be Daddy's Little Girl.

Since this post is all about Dad's, mine in particular, I'll recount some of the days events. We all had a really great Father's Day.

It started out with lunch. Saltgrass was the first option, but by the time we got there... Well, let's just say the food is good, but we didn't want to wait an hour. (Seems like everybody had the same idea—let's take Dad out!) ;-) So we ventured over to Matt's Rancho Martinez, which serves up some pretty yummy Mexican food, if I do say so myself. We talked over lunch and stuffed ourselves to the brim.

Then we waddled to our car, bellies full, and drove around a bit. After we got home, we pretty much had a siesta. I took a nap. In fact, I'm pretty sure all of us did, at least briefly. Next on the agenda was going to the movies, but not until later. After my nap, I joined Dad on the sofa and we watched part of a Western, which was undeniably fun.

We finally roused ourselves again and headed for the theater. It was my third time to see Prince of Persia, but the first for Mom and Dad. As usual, Dad made witty comments during, and I had to try pretty hard not to chuckle too loud to be polite. :-)

By the way, Mom and Dad really liked Prince of Persia. (And obviously I did, too. Again.)

It may not sound like much. Not a big, event filled day. But it was spent with loved ones, and we loved what we did, and that's what really matters.

I love you, Dad! Thanks for being everything you are, and for always being there for me. For putting a roof over my head, for putting cool gadgets in my hand, and being an all-around awesome man. You've taught me more than you could ever know—and that doesn't look to change any time soon. I'm always learning new things from you. I love you so much, World's Greatest Dad!





13 comments:

Aparna Radhakrishnan said...

Hope you dad had a great day...

Kess said...

What a lovely post! I'm glad you all had a wonderful day, especially your dad!

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MissWoodhouse said...

Aw, it sounds like you had a great day with your mum and dad. He looks like a lot of fun! :)

The Words Crafter said...

That's my kind of day! Sounds like your Dad is great-he looks like he would be a lot of fun...

Sarah Thomas said...

@Aparna—Thanks! He did have a great day. :-)

@Kess—Thank you! And thanks for the comment!

@Queenmatrai—Just checked out your blog! Very cool. If I get the chance sometime, I just may send an entry. :-)

@MissWoodhouse—He IS! He’s quite a character. I love my Dad!

@The Words Crafter—It was definitely a great day. :-) And I have a great Dad!

Loryn said...

Sounds like a great day!! Love the post!

Sarah Thomas said...

It was an excellent day! Thanks for the comment! :-D

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Daisy said...

That's great that you had such a great time with your dad! I had to live vicariously through you this year because I'm 600 miles away from my own awesome dad. :) But we were able to joke around on Skype for an hour so it wasn't too bad. Have an awesome week!

Sarah Thomas said...

@Daisy—Being far away is hard, but at least getting to talk to your Dad on Father's Day helps! I was lucky to get to come home. I hope you get to see your Dad really soon! :-D

kim said...

It's wonderful how much you love your dad. "Love them while we can", was a song years ago; it's so true...my parents are approaching their 50th wedding anniversary, and I can't imagine my life without them. I also was "daddy's little girl" and everyone knew it! I loved my mommy, but there was that something extra between my dad and I...can't explain it, but I'm sure you know what I mean...well, God bless and keep on loving your parents!!! :)

Sarah Thomas said...

@kim—Thank you! And I do know what you mean!

Wow, 50th wedding anniversary! That’s amazing! Tell them happy anniversary for me! My parents just celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary! I’m so blessed to have such excellent parents. :-)

Us “Daddy’s Girl”s gotta stick together! ;-)