Growing up I was always outside, and when my brother and I started showing cattle I was out there even more working side by side with my Dad. And his passion quickly became my passion. Agriculture. Farming. Cattle. He gave me so many qualities that I value today in my adult life. He gave up so much for my brother and I and never looked back and regreted anything. I have so many memories that will stay with me forever. Time spent in the barns, cattle shows, teaching me how to drive a tractor, talking about life, and monthly visits to the orthodontist and Big R just to name a few. Dad has been through a lot of struggles through his life, and he is the strongest person I know. He is a hero to me. He loves his family more then anything. He set the prime example of what a husband should be to his wife and a father should be to his children.
And here I sit, 2 1/2 hours away from what I called home for the first 23 years of my life, and where I have missed dearly for the past 2 years of my life, thinking about Father's Day. This will be the first Father's Day I have not been home to spend it with my Dad, and it is tearing me up inside. It is really hard to imagine not being there. Luckily I have an amazing and supportive Dad (and Mom) who understand this is all part of life, and growing up. If you asked me 3 years ago if I would ever move this far away from home, my place of comfort, and have had the changes in my life that I have had the past few years, I would have said HECK NO! But everything happens for a reason. And I have to remind myself of that when I am missing home and my family.
I will always be my daddy's little princess, no matter how old I am, where I live, or who I am with. I remember how I used to be embarrassed when Dad would call me princess in public; now I expect nothing less.
So a made a #1 Dad card for the #1 Dad in my life. Something to make him think of me when even though I am not physically there, I will be there all the time in my heart and my mind, as well as his heart and mind.
Celebrate with Flourish Cartridge