Sunday, June 21, 2009

My dad

I have to write this quickly. Why, you ask? Because me, my mom, and my dad are going to church this morning. =)

I say that with a smile because I know that my parents' love for the Lord has influenced my life tremendously, and it's nice to know that you have parents who pray for you and your husband.

I almost didn't come see them this weekend. I was tired, I have tons of studying to do, a house to clean before Superman comes home from his weekend golf excursion, etc. The excuses run on for days. But yesterday, after visiting with Rachel, I decided, "Let's go surprise Dad."

"Hello?" he answered the phone yesterday after I packed up Superdog and a change of clothes and headed north.

"Hey, what y'all doin' tonight?" Yes, my Southern accent affects my words and my verbs.

"Oh, I don't know. We're going to see Papa Mac (my dad's father) at about five. What are you doing?"


"Oh? Where are you going?"

"To your house."

"You are?" he asked excitedly. "Well, that's just great! You can come with us to Papa Mac's and we'll go get dinner..." He started listing off things we could do.

"Well, I just wanted to call you beforehand so I could make sure that you didn't have plans tonight," I said.

"Aw," Dad said, "you know we'd change plans for you."


Superman and I have got one great father (as Dad calls my hubby his son, I'm countin' it.)

Happy Father's Day, Dad.

Now it's time to go to church.


septembermom said...

You do have a great Dad! Enjoy your day with him :) Lots of fun and smiles I bet. Good food probably too!

Mari said...

I love this! It made me smile. Happy Fathers Day to your Dad.

Rachelle said...

Happy Father's Day!

Rena said...

Huge smiles.

Stories about dad always make me smile. And I can tell your father is "that" kind of dad.

Sweet story.

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Falling Around said...

Aw... I'm sure your surprise visit was a blessing to his soul. Hope you had a fantastic time and got a little bit of rest in there, too.

Susan D said...

What a great surprise for your dad. I wish my dad lived closer so I could do that sometimes. It sounds like everyone enjoyed it. Blessings, SusanD

Sherry said...

He sounds like a sweetheart! Cherish him.

Carrie said...

That is so great! I never realized how blessed I was to live close to my parents until I was thousands of miles away. You are blessed to have that precious time!

Brooke said...

very cool. jay and my dad bonded over the weekend (it was either that or come shopping with the women! :P) its great when the family shares the love you have for your spouse.

Anonymous said...

That is too sweet! Hope you had a great time!

Anonymous said...

That was SO sweet. You sound like you've got a great father!!! I haven't seen my own in 10 years, so enjoy your dad whenever you can.

Anonymous said...

So glad my visit didn't mess up yours, and thanks for sticking around for me. :)