This Sunday is Father’s Day…and I’m dedicating today’s Throwback Thursday post to my Daddy. My father told me one time that his most favorite word of all time is “Daddy”. So, no matter how old I get, I will always call him that.
My sister and I had the best childhood. We were raised on a dairy farm with nearly all of our dad’s family as our neighbors. Our Dad milked those beautiful cows twice a day for at least a quarter of a century, starting when he took over the operation from his dad. He woke up to go milk around 3am and went out again at 3pm. We were fortunate enough to have him home a lot of the time. Mom was able to stay home with us, too, so it was like having both parents around all the time… it was wonderful!
My first Easter in 1976
My college graduation in 1999
Dad and The Kid, Halloween 2007
Mom and Dad at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas
My wedding day, January 2009
My Daddy is such a fighter. He has battled heart issues since birth and has had several open-heart surgeries over the years. Nearly five years ago on July 27th, 2009, he had a heart transplant and has been going strong ever since.
He’ll be 73 in August and is the best Daddy in the world!
Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy and to ALL the Daddys out there!
Until next time…