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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

I always think my dad should already know what he means to me. We are very close. We are friends. We are also so much alike. You know, though....everyone needs to be reminded of how much they mean to you. It's not really something you say one time, and then that stands. So, Dad, I love you!

Lets see....I love that you "get" some of the things about me that I can't really even explain. It is so wonderful to have a sense of camaraderie with you. I guess it makes me feel like I always have someone in my corner.

I love your passion. You do things in an "all-or-nothing" sort of way. I inherited that one. If it is something you love, or are depended on for, you put your whole self into it. You get excited (or angry) when you talk about it. Passionate.

I love your sense of humor. You are very clever and witty. I have often wondered how you could come up with things so quickly. I get your humor, and you make me laugh.

I love how you love me. I feel like you really love me and cherish me. I hope I make you feel the same way.

I love how you treat my momma. I think it is so special how you protect her and take care of her. I am thankful that you also know you are blessed to have her. (As is she to have you.)

How do I love thee....let me count the ways.....actually....there is a lot I love about you, but it is hard to come up with a list when I sit down and try to do it. But, that reminds me of another one! HA! I love your honesty. I can take whatever you say at face-value. I don't have to wonder what you "really meant by that."

I am thankful that I can count on you. Whether I need to confide in you, call for your advice, or have you send money (haha!), be somewhere at a certain time, help me in any way....I know you've got my back. You are very loyal and dedicated.

I am thankful that you set the example of a godly husband and father so I knew what to look for in a mate.

You're the best dad! If I think of something else....I'll tell ya later.


Sorry. I just had to do that.

Friday, June 18, 2010


I can't believe it is already mid-June. The days just fly by so fast. I wish that I could make every day count and do something important every day. Unfortunately, that is usually not the case. I guess it is those simple things that really make life worthwhile, but we don't take enough time for those things.

For example, my garden....all Winter I dream about my garden and what I will plant. Will I try a different type of corn? Will I plant things in the same places of the garden? Will we use the same fertilizer? What will I can, and what will I freeze? Then, Summer comes and it is too hot to get out there and really enjoy that small space of ground that brings forth such bounty. I like to work out there when it is threatening to rain, and there is the occasional sprinkle. Sure, I don't really like my clothes sticking to me once the rain has soaked in, but it is better than being sticky from sweat.

Another treasure of Summer is the front porch I begged for my husband to build. We dream of breezy days sitting out there sipping sweet tea, lemonade or Pepsi. Then when the days of Summer finally arrive, we only stop to sit out there after we've mowed and need a seat out of the sun. I do like to mow. There are times when the heat seems unbearable, but I love the look of a freshly mowed yard. The only thing better is the smell. I love the smell of that fresh cut grass. It is almost as good as the Summer smell of mixed sun-screen and chlorine.

Of course the fact that Summer leads to Fall would have to be my favorite thing about this current season. There is something I love about every season. I am truly thankful that I live somewhere where I can experience these vast differences in temperatures and scenery. Fall is definitely my favorite season of all. The smells of Fall are enough to ignite you senses, but when you combine that with those beautiful saturated colors and the perfect temperatures.....ahhhhh!!!

Well, technically, it is still Spring. On Monday, it will be Summer. Officially. Some of the other things I like about this season would be: hay, the cutting of it, the smell, seeing those huge round bales out in the pasture; Chase, he gets to stay a week at a time, and that is so wonderful; badminton, woohooo! probably my favorite game; the pool, I am a true fan of that concrete pond; long days, this makes it seem less like life is passing you by so quickly plus you can accomplish more.

I'm sure there are other things I could think of two would be garden tomatoes and corn on the cob. I am just thankful. I am thankful for whatever season, whatever day. I am so blessed every day of my life. God is so gracious. What a wonderful Creator to make all of this, and then make us to enjoy it. Thank you Lord!