Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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!
Posted by weavermom at 9:53 PM