{In honor of Father's Day...}

June 20, 2013

People in my life who know me really well know that I'm super sentimental, a little sappy, often nostalgic, and I wear my heart on my sleeve.  I can cry at the drop of a hat, and any thoughts of my sweet family and amazing childhood memories always seem to tug at my happy heartstrings.

My emotions go into overdrive around special holidays, and I can't help but reminisce about wonderful memories shared with the people I love.  Father's Day was on Sunday, and this week has been one of those "emotional {in a good way} overdrive" weeks...I just celebrated the 1st Father's Day with my husband and the daddy of my daughter, and I'm headed to Columbia this weekend to celebrate my 31st Father's Day with the most amazing man I know and my daughter's Papou {Greek for Granddad}...My Daddy.
{College Graduation}
{No place I'd rather be as a child}
{Daddy teaching me how to build my first snowman}
{He taught me how to ride the waves.}
{He taught me how to fish, & I love going with him.}
{Our special dance.}
{One of the greatest moments of my wedding day.}
As if I hadn't already shed enough happy tears thinking about my Dad and Forrest, I stumbled upon this article today...50 Rules for Dads of Daughters.  As soon as I read it, I felt compelled to write and to share it with you.

I have read it over and over, and each time I do, my eyes fill up with tears.  I picture my dad doing ALL of these things with me...He truly did, and I feel so blessed to be able to read each of these and think "My daddy did that."  He did it all, and I get teary when I think that now Forrest will be doing these same things with our daughter...Teaching her the same lessons and being there for her every second of every day...Just like my daddy is for me.  Yep...I'm crying again!!
{Forrest & Kate on his 1st Father's Day}
Be sure you read this...And to all you Dads out there, follow this list.  One day your daughter will look back and think "I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have the daddy I do," just like I do about my sweet Dad today.

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