Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Daddy's Little Girl

Every daughter has a father. Every daughter has a different story. Some might look at my story and see it entirely different than the way I see it. Sure, times were tough. There were some definite hard bumps along the way. Some might say my childhood wasn't ideal. But, to me, it was a perfect journey. It was my journey. It was the journey that formed and shaped me. The journey that made me the person I am today. I am so grateful for my path in life and I wouldn't change a single thing.

Thank you Dad for being who you are. Thank you for teaching me how to persevere through the toughest times. Thank you for overcoming and enduring your story... for me.

When I think of some of the sweet memories I have of being my Dad's little girl I think of shoulder rides, dancing together, applying his shaving cream to his face, his whistle that we could hear from anywhere, silky ear lobes that I would rub as I sat on his shoulders, trips to Disneyland, cooking together, gin rummy, the smell of his mustache wax, the smell of his Kuros cologne, long road trips from Oregon to California, eyelash kisses, snuggling in and watching cartoons, flying kites at the beach, fishing, the blue Cadillac, doing math problems, playing chess and knowing above all else that he loved me.

I have his nose, his feet, his stubbornness, his determination, his packing skills, his self-confindence, his work-ethic, his compassion, his soft-mushy heart and his tear ducts. Put both of us in front of an evening movie, while we are reclining, and we will be out in approximately five minutes. There is so much of my Dad in me, and I could not be more proud to be his daughter!

Love you Dad, Happy Father's Day!

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  1. We ran out of Kleenex! Call you when the lump in our throats goes away. How special and precious are you............We both love you sweetheart, so much............!It's fightning how much you enjoy to see your loved ones cry......:)

  2. New visitor and now follower via (in)courage. Great post and as a photography enthusiast I love seeing lots of photos.

    Stop by and say hi some time

  3. What a wonderful tribute to your dad! SO SPECIAL!!! Love all the photos! You look beautiful on your wedding day!!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness.... you know how to tug on the heartstrings in a good way!

    Love your memories, they brought back a lot of my own!

    You're the best daughter -- I'm sure your daddy is so proud!

  5. Oh my goodness. So sweet!

  6. Linsey, what a sweet and loving post about your Dad. I love all the pictures of the two of you. Your family is so blessed to have one another and I can't think of two parents who are as proud of their daughter as yours probably are of you!

  7. Precious!!!! Just so heart touching. Following from Blog Frog!

  8. How sweet is this! What great pictures too. It's so much fun looking back on those precious memories!