Father's Day Letter

Dad,

You are a strong rock for our family. You inspire me, and I look up to you. No matter what is thrown your way, you take it with ease and live your life with one goal in mind: to be happy! This is something that I wish to do and have been successful at so far with the love, support, and encouragement from you and mom. Thank you.

I know these past few years have been hard for you, in ways that I couldn’t even begin to imagine. But through it all, you never wavered. You stood steadfast and held your ground, doing anything and everything possible to make it through to the next day. You stayed true to yourself and your family, and it really shows your strength.You've also been true to your faith, which has been remarkably significant to me and my walk in my faith. You are a role model for me, through and through, and I'm blessed with a great one! 

I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye, but our relationship is now the best it’s ever been, and I am unbelievably excited about that! I love you so much! I love that we have so much fun together no matter what we’re doing (except chasing cows…that’s pretty frustrating). I love hanging out with you and just being ourselves! I know that I don’t have the same passion for watching and keeping up with all things sports like my siblings, but I love that you have them to share that with. I love how your relationship with each of us is different, but special all the same.

You’ve accomplished so much in your life and I couldn’t be more proud! You’ve climbed the ladder in your career and have been so successful. You put away the khaki pants and dress shirts at the end of the day to put on boots and a cap to head out and tend to all things farm-related. You do it all and with such grace! I pray that I can become even half of the strong, successful person you are! You’re a jack of all trades and accomplish any task you set your mind to, even hauling dozens of bags up to the third story via rope and a wrench – who knew?! My daddy did!

You are also always in my corner, and for that I am forever grateful. No matter what I choose to do or pursue, you’re behind me 100%. You may not agree with every decision that I make, but you still support me and love me all the same. You voice your concerns about what’s going on in my life and help me to not make the same mistakes you may have made in the past. I know that you want better for me, and I am lucky and blessed to receive such great life advice!  

You've done so much for our family, and this letter couldn't even begin to thank you enough. It could never be enough! No matter what storm we were weathering as a family, you hung in there, for us and with us. I pray that the person I end up with in this life and the father to my future children is like you. You are strong, secure, creative, fiercely loyal, faithful, crafty, loving, laid back, crazy, fun, inspiring, and the best farmer I know! I am so honored and blessed to be your daughter and call you dad! It definitely takes a man of your strength and stamina to put up with all of the crazy and drama that is my life :). I'm so glad to go through all of the ups and downs, experiencing every feeling and emotion in the world, with you by my side. Seeing your smile brightens any day, and I look forward to all of the memories we will create in the future! I know it's going to be nothing short of amazing

Dad, thank you for being you, and for being the best dad I could've ever asked for! You are amazing. 

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! ♥




2 comments

Haley said...

You guys look a like! How cute.

Karla FNW said...

I'm late reading this, but man.... this was the sweetest thing. I hope he read this! You said so many beautiful things. Y'all do look alike! Such a great photo! :)

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