Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dads

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.  Especially my own. 


These pics are from 13 years ago -- homecoming of my senior year.  Dad was in town to escort me for Homecoming Court.  I remember very clearly a little conversation we had as we were preparing to walk onto the field.

He asked me who'd won Homecoming Queen (they'd announced it earlier at school that day), and I showed him the girl.  

His response was something like, "THAT girl?  Are you kidding me?"  

Mind you, she was gorgeous.  And more importantly, she was probably the sweetest girl in our class.  In fact, I'd personally pulled* for her to win.  

While I remember assuring my dad that I was pleased with the results, I'll never forget that he was ready to assure me that I was the best girl for the title. And today, he is still that kind of dad.  He is so proud of me, and often gives me too much credit.  But I think that's what dads are for. :-) 


   

I also picked a great guy to be my child(ren)'s dad.  And in the process, I got a bonus dad who is pretty awesome, too (my father-in-law). 

We're pretty lucky.  

Happy Father's Day to all.  Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.

Love,
G

* I probably should explain why I was on Homecoming Court but was pulling for someone else.  At my school, you didn't campaign for Homecoming Queen, nor could you nominate yourself -- you had to be nominated by classmates.  From that came the official ballot, which, to my surprise, had my name on it (I'd shown no interest whatsoever in being HQ). I then made it clear to all my friends and anyone else who would listen that they should vote for the other girl.  She wanted it, and she deserved it. And to this day, I'm glad she got it.

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