I’m sure he won’t read this…he pretty much hates computers and most types of technology, but I’m taking the time to stop and talk about him.
I’ve never met anyone that works as hard. On his work days, he wakes up in the early am to drive 1.5 hours to work, works 12+ hours, then drives home to then care for horses, cows, and anything else he needs to get done. How he does this? Who knows because he sometimes sleeps for 4 hours, wakes up, and does it all again. Crazy…I know. On his days off, he spends his time taking care of the farm, spending time with Mom and friends, or trying to make Cooper laugh. Yesterday I put part of his birthday present in his truck while he was at work. I tried to sneak up to it but I had to call him about getting into the gate (that hasn’t worked for a few months but today it does). I tied 2 balloons, 1 on each side mirror, placed the ice chest full of shrimp into his truck and drove away. Not 30 minutes later, I hear his ringtone coming from my purse. J thought he would be mad because I put balloons on his truck. No, Dad was laughing. I was just being silly. Trying to let him know that I stopped what I was doing to think about him.
He does so much for me. So much for others too. He sometimes comes off harsh, but his heart is huge and super soft. He isn’t the mushy dad that talks about his feelings but he is the dad that I just know he loves me. He taught me to work hard; to get up early and get things done. Not that I live by his work ethic all of the time, but because of him I know that if I want something I have to work for it and if I want it bad enough I’ll work hard and try to get it done sooner.
Right now, he spends his downtime obsessing over Cooper. He isn’t really into taking pictures and if he knew I was posting some online he would probably fuss at me. *Don’t tell him*
Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! I hope your day is wonderful. I love you for everything you are, for everything you’ve made me, and for everything you do for me. Love you so much!!!