To My Dad, Who I Will Always Treasure-


I had the cool dad when I was little!

The dad every little girl could wish for.

The creator of Dave's Disco (a dance party which was held at every family gathering, where my dad would put music on and dance his heart out with the kids!)

The man who worked nights and would once in a while wake his daughters up out of bed to go for a ride in his truck while he did some work.

A dad who thought nothing of getting packed up in the middle of the night and heading for a spur of the moment vacation.

These are things I will always treasure. 

As I got older and I began to mature, the fun dad I had when I was little turned into the disciplinary dad that is every teen's worst nightmare.  A dad that wanted to know where I was at every minute (Could anything be any more annoying to a teenager?!?).  A dad who insisted on me studying and doing my homework (I would have rather been shopping!).  A dad who dragged me out of some sticky situations, mortified me in front of my friends, and would give me the silent treatment which told me I went too far!

These are things I will always treasure.

I was never given the option of going to college.  It was always "where are you going?" instead of "are you going?".  I was always taught to stick up for myself and my beliefs.  I was taught about treating people with respect, never to judge someone from the way they look, and that hate is truly a four letter word.

These are things I will always treasure. 

As I became a woman, I realized the value of my dad.  My father is my biggest supporter.  He always has been...even since I was little and thought I could be a world famous singer.  I would sing for him and although I'm sure I sounded awful, he told me I was great.  I learned the importance of my education from my father...who never pushed me but always held high goals for me and encouraged me to reach them.

These are things I will always treasure.

I will always treasure you dad!  Happy Birthday!!!  I love you!!

This is for you dad!

To Sir, With Love-

Those schoolgirl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone
But in my mind I know they will still live on and on
But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try

If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters
That would soar a thousand feet high 'To Sir, With Love'

The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end
And as I leave I know that I am leaving my best friend
A friend who taught me right from wrong and weak from strong
That's a lot to learn, but what can I give you in return?

If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start
But I would rather you let me give my heart 'To Sir, With Love'


Busted Kate said...

Sounds like an awesome dad... and clearly he did a great job raising an awesome daughter! Happy birthday to him :-)