my dad is awesome. he had neck surgery 2 weeks ago and has temporarily lost his voice. *hopefully it is temporary* he has a HUGE gash on his neck. it looks like he got in a bar fight or something. he tried to downplay the severity of his surgery, but it turns out it was a little more serious than my mom was expecting. needless to say she has been taking great care of him.
last week he said i only mentioned one thing about it on the blog, and he was feeling a little left out. he was teasing of course, but i told him that i would make it up to him. probably more than he would want me to....
this was he status update on facebook a few days ago:
"The surgery went well, I am now fused from T1 through C5 (3 levels). The surgery that was supposed to be 1-2 hours took 5 1/2 hours. I have metal plates and screws in my neck. I won't be able to pass through ariport security anymore ;) The pain isn't too bad, I got the stitches removed yesterday."
i love my dad. he is the man. he has the best sense of humor and i love it.
i have never seen him cry until my wedding day. oh, and whenever one of our dogs died.
aren't him and my mom adorable?
my dad always said that "all boys are scum. even me and your brother. and if you think they aren't? than they are liars. and scum." my mom always said to marry someone like my dad. a nice guy. i am glad i took her advice. my dad is amazing. he is the funniest guy that i know. he is the friendliest guy in the world. i have a couple of my favorite memories of him. here are a few...
one day when i was about 12 my dad and i headed over to the the fantastic sam's by our house to get our hair cut. i had to wait a little bit longer than him because the place was so busy. i went out to the car to grab something, and when i cam back in, he was sitting in the chair getting his hair cut. with about 5 little kids playing
around him. and even some adults. he was the life of the party. i think even one kid was sitting in his lap. it was great. he didn't even know these people. but he was so open, and friendly and i love that about him. he can strike up a conversation with anyone. even babies. he is going to the best grandpa someday. all the girls at the salon thought he was steve martin. it was pretty funny.
another memory i have of him was not too long before sean and i started dating. me, my mom, and my dad were in Colorado for my little brother's football game. we decided to go see Step Brothers one night. yes. Step Brothers. my parents are pretty awesome like that. anyway, after the movie got out, we were walking to the car and we heard someone say,
"excuse me? can you please help us?"
we looked over and there was a middle aged woman with 2 little girls hiding behind her. she was shaking to death. you could tell she was scared out of her mind. she said to us,
" my car ran out of gas, my husband won't help and we desperately need to get home and i have no money. can you please help us?"
my dad didn't even hesitate. he pulled out $20 and said, "will this be enough to get you home?"
the woman started crying and said that she was so scared to ask anyone for help because it is hard to trust people and she was so grateful for us. me seeing my dad's awesome example, decided to ask the little girls if they were hungry. if he could give up $20 i could give up something as well. i had some left over texas road house rolls in a to-go box. my very favorite. i gave them to them and my peanut butter m&m's and gummy bears. that is not an easy task for me. but my dad didn't even hesitate so it was the least i could do. that whole night as i laid in bed i couldn't help but think how awesome my dad was. and how proud i am to have him as my dad. my mom sure picked a good one. and i am always going to be thankful for that. he has taught me a lot. and i just want him to know that! i love you dad!
yesterday i went on a walk to the grocery store. and decided it was a very
bad idea. i was trying to excercise but i ended up spending like a million dollars
that i don't have on stupid make-up and hair stuff. i decided i probably shouldn't
ever try to work out again because stuff like this happens. i think i am safest
at home on my couch. don't you think?
and this little cutie. do you remember him? he was the 11lb 2 oz baby that my cousin's wife had in January.
here is is now... is he not the cutest thing you have ever seen???
anyway, i hope you are all doing fantastic! thank you so much for all the sweet feedback on the last post! you guys are way too nice to me. i don't deserve it. i have been a horrible commenter/or? on blogs for the past little while. life just seems to go so fast sometimes and it's hard to keep up! anyway, i hope you all have a lovely weekend! we have a softball game tonight. we are playing "Chicks & Sticks" oh yeah. wish us luck! let's hope that this doesn't happen again. oh and be aware, all the pictures are gone in this post because i lostthem in the blogging disaster. but rest assured, they were embarrassing. and i lost most of them...but then i found two. the only two i could find. and they are not great quality....but that is okay.
i love him.(p.s. sorry this post is way long..)