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|Both mine and Pearson's dads at our wedding.|
|Both mine and Pearson's dads at our wedding pretending to fight.|
|About to leave our apartment to go to an Ohio State game with my dad.|
He also practiced basketball with us in the driveway all the time. My brother and I were always so embarrassed when he would get aggressive and box us out trying to get us to do the same to him. But now I appreciate it. He taught me to love and fear God. He instilled in me the desire to practice and learn and get better at whatever I'm doing. And he gave me a love of sports in general and especially Braves baseball and Bulldog football.
I hope my dad knows how much I appreciate him. I definitely didn't say it enough growing up. In fact, I probably showed the opposite. I was always embarrassed when he coached my teams and I acted like I hated it. Dad, thank you. Thank you for pushing me, for teaching me and for instilling in me the traits I have today to be a good human in society. I love you.
|When my in-laws came to see me in The Music Man last summer.|
Pop (my FIL) also practiced sports with his kids in the backyard. And he still does with Emmaline, his youngest, who is currently playing lacrosse in high school. He also throws the football with us kids at Grandma's every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. He works a hard job with long irregular hours and he still finds time to invest in his kids. Like my dad, he taught his children to love and fear God. He also instilled in them (and in me through Pearson) a love for Miami football.
I hope Pop knows how thankful I am to him for raising the man I fell in love with and for instilling the values in Pearson that help him love me so well. I want to tell him how thankful I am that he's taken me in and treats me as his own daughter. Pop, thank you for all your hard work and your love for your family. That's something I truly admire. I love you!
Yeah it's no secret the dad's in my life are pretty great. What about yours? Take this fun little quiz to see what kind of dad you have. Mine and Pearson's are both "Go-to-Guy dads" which I think is evident in the stories I just told you.
So this year for Father's Day, I'm sending both my father and my father-in-law a care package to make it seem a little more like we are there to celebrate in person. Here's what I did...
Father's Day Care Package Printables from The Dating Divas and glued them to the lids.
|My dad was checking out my engagement ring right after Pearson proposed // My side of the family at our wedding.|
|The same pic from before of Pearson's family at The Music Man // Pearson's side of the family at our wedding.|
I bought everything I used in these care packages at Walmart because if you can't find it at Walmart, you don't really need it. Am I right? I was seriously blown away by the selection of American Greetings Father's Day cards and gift packaging. All in one place!American Greetings helped me bridge the gap a little bit this year.
How will you celebrate the amazing dads in your life this year?
Thanks for reading!