Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad is 60 today, so I thought I would share some about him. (The picture is of him with Punkin when she was about 8 months old.)

Dad is artistic. He has a master's degree in music education, taught middle school music appreciation and band and chorus for years! When I was in the 6th and 7th grade, I had him as a teacher 2 hours a day - for band and chorus. He was the choir director at my church. He loves to sing. He sang me "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" almost every night until I was in the 7th grade, I think. I'm not sure when or why we stopped doing that.

Now that he is retired, he is a watercolor artist. He creates custom paintings, frequently of people's homes or other buildings that are special to them for different reasons. He's very good. I have several originals around my home, and fully expect for my children to one day be rich because of them.

I remember once when I was teenager, he was putting new wallpaper in my room. I talked him into us moving a bookcase out of the room with all the books on it. You can imagine that this did not go smoothly, (really?), and books went everywhere. It was funny! I remember laughing with my Dad. I'm sure that I laughed with my Dad a lot - but for some reason I especially remember that day.

My dad never judges me. My emotionalism never freaks him out. And he always, always loves me.

Even when I talk him into doing stupid things like moving a bookcase with the books still on it.

What a man. Happy Birthday, Dad!


Penless Thoughts said...

Wonderful tribute to you dad!! It is such a blessing to have a great loving father. I think it lays a firm foundation for life. :o)

I'd love for you to post one of his pictures on Show N Tell Friday. To be able to paint has to be such a blessing. I've always thought how wonderful it would be to have the ability to catch a beautiful sunset or scene.

Just Mom said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your Dad.

Ditto on the posting of his art.

Momma Roar said...

Happy belated Birthday weavermom's dad!!

I too would love to see his paintings! Would he do one of a house for your friend in PA? ;-)

Heidi Jo said...

is that a current picture of him? he looks so young.

i love creative men...it's so inspiring!

i think it's awesome to have daddy's that love us so much.

Jeanine said...

What a blessing to be able to laugh with your Dad. He must be a wonderful man. Happy birthday to him!

Penless Thoughts said...

Weaver - I left you a comment on my 100 post :o)

devildogwife said...

What a beautiful birthday tribute. Happy belated birthday to your Dad!!

Laurie said...

Dads are special and it looks like you have a great one! Hope he had a Happy Birthday!

Thank you for your comment on my blog. . .my daughter is the youngest and last one to graduate!

Heather said...

aw.. so sweet.. your Dad sound like a very special man! I'd love to see some pictures of his paintings as well.
take care... oh... and Happy Birthday Dad!

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