Well here we are at Father’s Day. So it is only fitting to do a post about my Dad. I am the oldest and the only daughter and when I was younger my Dad let me go everywhere with him. I loved it, he would get me treats every time we went somewhere. Come to think of it I believe he is the reason I am such a junk food junkie. Thanks Dad! For years he has threatened me, that when he gets old he will live with me and I will have to take care of him. After working for him I think I am safe. He swears there is no way in hell he would live with me and allow me to micro manage his life. I personally don’t know what he means by that. LOL Seriously he is a great guy. He works way to hard and has a big heart. I miss working for him and seeing him everyday. All though he has realized I am the best person he ever had working for him. Without me there I know he eats way to much candy, hits his head more often and can’t find a single thing! My ultra controlling ways kept him in check, so there is an upside to the ONLY annoying thing about me 😉
Dad your awesome and I love you to pieces! You have always been there for me when I have needed you most. Your a great Dad and a fantastic Grandpa! I am so blessed to have the time I have had working with you. Thanks for all that you do and if you need to know how to spend your Father’s Day just give me a call I will plan it out for you 😉 Have a Great Father’s Day!
A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.
A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.
A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…
With it being Mother’s Day tomorrow it is only fitting that today’s post be all about my Mom. I know we all have the best Mom in the world and I really do. Mine is also my best friend. I am lucky enough to live close by and get to see her often. The best times in my life have been with her and I treasure every minute of them. Some of the funniest moments we have had have actually been over weight loss. When I say I have tried it all, well she has tried even more! Not because I said no to anything, only because she has been around a bit longer than I have. lol Last week we went to a baby shower as some of you know. At the shower they went around and asked the question “What are some of your favorite times or memories with your mom?” I didn’t respond so I would like to share some here.
My Mom will give you anything if she thinks you need it. Really if your shoes are hurting your feet she will offer to trade, it doesn’t matter that they are going to hurt her feet as well. A while back my brother who lives 3 hours away had his fridge go out and then his water heater. When she heard about the fridge she was planning on emptying hers out and sending it down. Luckily he had a back up because I am not sure what her plan was when my Dad came home and they did not have a fridge. When the water heater went out she literally asked my Dad if he could unhook theirs and send it down to my brother. She hadn’t even talk to my brother to know that he had already gotten a new one. lol That’s just how she is and that’s what is so dang cute about her is that she would go without whatever it took to make sure we are all taken care of. Now that is the description of a Mom!
We have been on a couple of cruises together along with our girlfriends, yes it is so much fun! The last one we went on there was a moment we had out on the balcony just talking and I was painting her toenails. We laughed and talked for a while and I LOVE that time. I am not sure what it was about that moment but I will always remember it. How many people really get that kind of opportunity. If it was not for the wonderful person she is, I would not so I am very grateful.
There was a time when she had surgery and for once she let me take care of her. It was so nice to be able to help her even though she thought she didn’t really need it. One of the best parts of that was while she was on the pain medication she promised me a whole lot of things. I will be collecting soon !
There are so many things I could say about my Mom, but the thing I want to say most to her is “THANK YOU!” Thanks Mom for making me who I am and thanks for always being there. You have taught me how to love unconditionally, be a good Mom, care for others, and how to laugh no matter what. Incase you are wondering what I need for Mother’s Day, my fridge leaks, the water heater is to small and I need a new pair of brown shoes. LOL Just kidding I Love You!
A Very Blessed Daughter Shannon
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