Friday, November 4, 2011

So I'm not quite thx thx thx... but I'm still Thankful for much in my life

 If you haven't checked out thx thx thx: a thank you note a day you definitely should, it's very cute and a simple reminder of looking on the bright side.

Today is Day 8: A Thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Go ahead and click on the little button below to read all about this 30 day challenge.

 It was very difficult for me to narrow down who to write this thank you letter to. I have so many wonderful people in my life who I know I don't thank enough. I don't know if you know this but the thing is .... I have THE BEST dad in the whole world! Hands Down.....

To my Dad, Daddy, Papa, Daddy Dearest......

I'd like to thank you,
cause heaven knows I don't do it enough. 

Thank you for letting me know that I am beautiful... 
for having this certain ability to let a person know 
you really mean it 
and it's not just something you say.
I have been witness to you
letting many people know how 
beautiful they are inside and out, 
it's amazing to see a person just shine and beam 
because my dad has 
this amazing ability 
to let them know just how wonderful they are. 

Thank you for spending time with me, 
I never felt like my dad was too busy. 
I have many fond memories with you throughout my life,
whether playing or working.

I appreciate you teaching me 
and being patient 
and letting me know that a girl can fix things too,
that it's not just mens work. 
I really did enjoy all those times 
you had me help fix the car,
and the many times you took me on a plumbing job. 
I appreciate being raised to believe I can do anything
  I want to do. 

Thank you for being so pleasant to be around, 
it is always a pleasure to be in your company,
  Often when I think of you the first image is 
of your smile,
your laugh,
of your whistle, and dance

Thank you for teaching me about respect,
to respect not just myself but others,
this started at a young age
with learning that 
my mother deserves my utmost respect.
Thank you for teaching me that it is ok to
stand up for myself
and be myself,
that I am wonderful just the way I am. 

Thank you for teaching me 
about working hard, and 
doing your best
Thank you for teaching me that a man should 
buy me flowers
every now and again. 

Thank you for teaching me that it is not weakness
that moves a man to tears,
but love, and 

Thank you for sharing with me
your gentle nature,
watching the way you can calm 
and sooth a crying baby,
stranger or no,
is inspiring and beautiful. 

Thank you for teaching me about service 
and generosity,
It is because of you that I feel the need to offer
a helping hand 
even if it means going out of my way.
I wouldn't be able to count
how many times  I watched you go help
with a plumbing problem 
or any other troubles 
even in the middle of the night.

Thank you for teaching me the joy
in giving, and about
Santa Clause's true spirit.

Thank you for not just being the kind of parent I want to be,
but the kind of person I want to be

I have always known my father loves me, 
believes in me,
and thinks I am a wonderful person.
Being able to carry that knowledge
with me through life
has proven to be
an immense blessing.

Thank you for being a Real Hero!

Love you Dad
Photo by Studio K Photography


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  1. JoDana, what a beautiful post to your dad! I am so glad you posted your blog on facebook so now I can read it! You're amazing.

  2. Agreed! We do have the bestest Dad in the whole world!

  3. Oh Amanda, Thank you! It's great to know you'll be stopping by to read my blog.

    JaC of course we do!