Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Dad, All my life I have looked up to you, followed you around with a hammer or drill, I wanted to be your little side kick. You taught me to be respectful of others and myself. You showed me how to self reliant and not have to depend on other people to take care of me. You were the only one who could defeat me on Monday Night Raw nights in the Goode household. You were brave enough to teach me how to drive stick shift, even though I almost ran us through a brick wall in the suburban. You showed me how to just sit back and enjoy the quiet in a deer stand or fishing on the lake. You fell asleep sitting up on the couch when I had colic and in your arms was the only place I felt at ease. You showed me the "proper" way to mow a lawn and wash a car. You always greet me with a big hug and tell me I am beautiful (even when it is obvious I have been up all night with one of the babies). I will never forget the weekend you let me "hang pipe" at Phoenicia or the countless evenings by the grill, talking on the porch swing watching the sunset. You constantly encourage me to do my best and succeed. You are always just a phone call away when my car won't start or there is a strange dripping noise coming from behind the wall. You gave me my dream wedding and made me feel like a princess. Thank you for all of these things, mostly for always showing me how much you love me and letting me know I will always be your little girl. I love you dad!

Matt, You are such an amazing father to my children. You are a great provider for our family. I know it isn't easy working 50 or 60 hours a week but you still carve out time to play on the floor with Brooke or change Maddux's diaper. I know that we are your number one priority and I couldn't ask for anything more. We love you so much and I hope we show it to you everyday so you never forget. I know I don't say it enough but thank you for your many sacrifices. I love you babe!


Fonda said...

Awww! How sweet! I will make sure your dad reads this when he gets home from golf! You made me cry.

Fonda said...

Thank you so much. You know you do things that you think no one notices and you brought back some great memories. But it is always the little things that count.I never thought of myself as a great dad,but I always knew that I loved your mom and my very special 5 kids. I love you,Matt,Brookie-bear,and Maddux. Tell
Matt happy fathers day and look forward to when we our schdules can put us together again.
All My Love,