Monday, April 1, 2013

A tribute to my old man

Today my wonderful Dad is having another birthday. I wanted to celebrate by writing this small tribute to him, and I love all the things that he has done for me throughout my life. He is my hero and has always been. I have always been what is called a Daddy's girl, and I have always loved and adored my dad! Here are 50 things (for his 50+ birthday) that I love and are grateful because of what my dad has shown me or taught me.

  1. You are never too old to get on the floor and play.
  2. Things that are hard are always worth.
  3. Hugs are sometimes the best way to listen.
  4. You always tell the truth no matter what.
  5. Working hard accomplishes much.
  6. Working hard along your family accomplishes much  more.
  7. Finding joy in the little things.
  8. That dad's are the best coloring buddies.
  9. Taking time to play is the best way to bring a smile across your face.
  10. Just because your a girl doesn't mean you can't get down and dirty.
  11. You can do anything as long as you set your mind to it.
  12. Laughter is the best medicine.
  13. Spending time with family brings you closer together.
  14. Scripture reading everyday is the best foundation in your life.
  15. A family that prays together stays together.
  16. Persistent is the key.
  17. The Gospel of Christ is the way to a happy life.
  18. Christ is our atoning Savior.
  19. Our Savior lives.
  20. Families can be together forever.
  21. We should strive everyday to do our best.
  22. Temples are a valuable blessing.
  23. Pretending is the key to invention.
  24. Providing brings joy.
  25. Rules are there to keep us safe.
  26. A strong hand is the best to hold.
  27. Even though the strides may be big the footsteps are worth following.
  28. Live what you know.
  29. Looking to Christ in all things.
  30. Finding hope in the power of the priesthood.
  31. Believe.
  32. Anyone can change the oil in a car.
  33. That a hero is more than Superman.
  34. Silence can sometimes be a better teacher.
  35. The Spirit is a strong guiding tool.
  36. Faith is a principle you cannot live without.
  37. Sacrifice.
  38. Children are the most important.
  39. Love.
  40. Children can teach us what we need to know.
  41. Look for the best in others.
  42. Forgiveness is something we give freely.
  43. Pray for strength.
  44. God will fill in the gaps when we try our best.
  45. You are never to busy to say I Love You.
  46. Manners matter.
  47. You should learn math properly even if you think it is stupid and it makes you cry.
  48. Learning is sometimes hard, but the outcome is rewarding when we do our best.
  49. Being silly is part of living.
  50. That the love of a wonderful father will leave an everlasting impression.
I love you Dad! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! I wish I was there to give you a hug. You have been such a wonderful example to me, and because of your example I knew what I wanted for my life and I married a man who would teach my children what you have taught me in my life. I love you!

1 comment:

Alex and Kimberly Rasmussen said...

I love 34 and 47!!! :) Perfect!! Happy Birthday Dad!