A Special Fathers Day Guest Post!

by - 5:32:00 PM

Since it is fathers day, Alyssa has allowed me to spend the ENTIRE afternoon and evening watching the US Open.  What a great fathers day gift! Nothing better than a relaxing Sunday afternoon watching golf while your wife acts interested and asks questions like....... "they said he just got a birdie, but do the players get to choose what species?"  That's a joke, Alyssa actually knows quite a bit about golf and she has even agreed to start taking lessons from me!

As I'm sitting here watching the Open I've noticed that there have been a lot of commercials of pro golfers, thanking their dads for everything they have done for them.  Since my golf skills have not yet been recognized as quality enough to get me featured in a Titleist commercial, I've decided to use this outlet as a medium in which to share my appreciation for my father.

If you don't know my dad, you're really missing out.  He's quite the character.  I wouldn't even try to count the number of times he embarrassed me as a teenager or try to explain all his quirkiness.  But now as I begin my own journey into fatherhood, I realize how grateful I am that he is a man of character (both interpretations included).

Never did he miss a ball game of mine.  He was always a great example of someone who respected women (he's SO good to my mom).  He is always willing to go out of his way to help me out. (hundreds of trips all over eastern idaho to bail me out from car trouble or bring me something I forgot). Always gave us fathers blessings to begin the school year, teaching me the importance of priesthood in the home.   He turned me into a steelers fan as a kid and talked me into cheering for Karl Malone instead of Michael Jordan because Karl could rebound.  These and so many others have made me grateful for having a father like him.

Most of all, I thank him for always being a Dad. That word means so many things and I think we all know what it encompasses. He has never stopped being my Dad.

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