A Song for Dad

Happy Birthday to the man who took us to DisneyWorld as kids, even though he hates crowds. And vacations to new places year after year after year, I'm sure costing him a fortune!

To the man who coached my middle school basketball team to undefeated seasons....but still finally "let" me cheer when high school rolled around and we realized that's where my athletic talent was hidden.

To the man who supported our family and worked so hard, all the time, so that my mom could stay home with us while my sister and I were young.

To the man who passed on his baby-blues to me.... thanks, by the way :)

To the man who gave me the wedding of my dreams, and loves Jared as his own son.

To the man who is so musically talented it's ridiculous! I'm positive that I got my weird habit of making up songs about anything and everything because of my Dad. Whether it's about going on vacation, our favorite sports team or just something funny that was happening- my dad had a song for it in the blink of an eye. I remember as kids always saying, "Okay, Dad, play....." and we'd name any random song in the world, and I swear he'd be playing it in a matter of minutes. THAT is talent right there.

So since most of his songs were made up, I can't exactly share them with you but there were still a few regulars we'd always request or hear him jamming away to on the piano. And in honor of his birthday (And Helene's link up) this song's for you, Dad:


Love you, Dad!!!

Helene in Between

32 comments

  1. Aw! Happy Birthday to your Daddio! =) Such a nice post for him! He's lucky to have a daughter as sweet as you!

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  2. This is so sweet! Happy Birthday to your Dad!

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  3. Could you look any more like your mom?! (even though this post is about your dad...) Making up songs is kind of my speciality so I'm thinking your dad and I would get along famously ;) Happy Birthday to him!

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  4. This reminds me SO much of my dad! He is also a talented pianist...although when we were little, his song of choice for us was often "Tequila!" Which, thinking back, is hilarious to me seeing as how I'm a third generation Nazarene and my parents don't even keep alcohol in the house. This was a really sweet post! Happy Birthday to your Awesome dad!

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  5. I love that song, I bet it's hard to play. Happy Birthday to your dad!

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  6. what a fun and sweet post for your daddy - daddy's are special :)

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  7. LOOOOVE the wedding picture of you and your Dad!! :) so stinking precious. Happy birthday Kevin!!!! :)

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  8. So cute!! Happy Birthday to your dad!! Mine passed 10 years ago so it always warms my heart to hear bloggers talk about their daddys.

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  9. Aw, this is such a sweet post! Dads are the absolute best :)

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  10. Awww - happy birthday to your dad!!

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  11. Love this so much! That wedding picture is adorable.

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  12. So sweet! Happy bday Erin's dad!

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  13. such a sweet post! happy birthday to your dad!

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  14. Happy birthday to your fabulous dad!

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  15. Let me wipe my tears (beautiful post!) and wish your dad a happy birthday!

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  16. This is so nice! My biological father writes and makes up songs and I remember driving through a weirdly named city, going home, and writing up a song about the name of that city. Ahh, memories of random songs.

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  17. Aww what a sweet post! I hope he reads it :)

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  18. What a great post! Happy Birthday to your Dad!

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  19. Happy birthday to your dad...and Elton John rocks, my dad loves that song too!

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  20. This is so sweet! Happy birthday to your dad! :)

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  21. Awwww so sweet! I admire my daddy too! And your eyes! OMG

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  22. So precious, E :)
    I love the wedding picture. Such a special moment!

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  23. aww this is so sweet!! and i love elton John! thanks for linking up!

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  24. You are the cutest in your star spangled overalls! haha I love Elton!!

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  25. Today is my dad's birthday too! Yay for celebrating awesome dads :)

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  26. Ahhh I cried happy tears with this post. Dads are such a special part of our world. A bond that is undeniable and unforgettable. Love this and happy birthday to your dad! :)

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  27. this is such a sweet post... the father/daughter relationship is so special!

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  28. This is a beautiful post and what a great way to link up to Helene's Link up!
    Love your blog.
    Gi
    xx

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