Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father Knows Best

My father in law has taught me about being easy to relate to and being enjoyable to be with. Whenever we get together he orchestrates late into the night conversations covering deep thoughts and real life topics that I am interested in. He demonstrates how to be complimentary and thoughtful to me and to my children. I love having him as a Grandpa to my kids because he plots and plans how he can build long lasting memories that will be in their hearts forever.

My dad has endowed me with a life full of fun. As a child he was always laughing or making jokes. Sometimes the humor drifted towards irreverence, but always it was funny to me. He can create a ditty about any topic ... on the spot. I have kept this tradition with my own children, evoking the same mirthful annoyance that I used to exhibit. He taught me how to find humor in the sometimes oppressive seriousness that life tries to impose. My life is a happy one filled with laughter because he is my dad. I have always been well aware of his love for me and for that alone I love him back.

13 comments:

Bekah said...

Cute, cute post Ryan! You wrote it well as you always do Happy Father's Day to you!

Ilene said...

"He can create a ditty about any topic ... on the spot."

I initially read "ditty" as "dirty" and thought, "Whoa, that's a lot of information to give out about a dad."

Obviously, I need to work on my reading comprehension skills...

Happy Father's Day.

Tristan said...

Happy Father's day!

gab said...

Great fathers=great kids!

Tammy said...

What s sweet thoughtful post!

Kristin said...

Sweet post, love it.

Lauren said...

Hope you have a wonderful Father's Day!

I enjoyed reading your feelings about both wonderful men. I am sure they will enjoy reading your feelings, too.

bloggingchristy said...

Sorry I have been absent from the blogging world. Love this blog, loved your last blog, this is the first season I have watched Dance show and love it. Gonna read the book, will watch Legend show! Miss you guys! Will be a better blogger!

The Family said...

I remember how hysterically funny your dad was, Ryan. I remember, vaguely, him being in a closet when Sarah, Emily, Brooke, and I had come home from somewhere in high school. It was a long time ago and I don't remember the exact circumstances but I do know that we had a great laugh because of it. What a fun dad he must've been to grow up with!
Kari

rubberbandgirl said...

nice tribute

aric & jess said...

You both have been truly blessed to have such wonderful fathers.

Jenna said...

What wonder things about your "dads."

Hope your Father's Day was great.

Meridith said...

You always write so poetically Ryan. You really need to write a book of poems someday.