Dad & Baby Courtney 1982This weekend my family gathered to celebrate my Dad's birthday. He is truly the BEST! He has so many wonderful qualities; I could go on forever about how he came to all our childhood events, coached our teams, is always there to listen, and is always so PROUD of us.
I was recently reminded of another one of my Dad's amazing qualities. The other day, I saw a little boy with a shirt that boasted, "My Dad Can Fix Anything". (I thought that if the little boy turned around the back of his shirt might say,"...that I break.") My Dad really can fix almost anything.
Growing up, I took it for granted that if something broke in our house, my dad would fix it. His father owned a hardware store and he worked there growing up. It is in his genes to know the "ins and outs" of how things work. I bet he was one of those little boys that loved to take things apart and put them back together! Recently, I was telling my Mom about how I was trying to rewire a chandelier and my mom said, "You know who is really good rewiring lamps and light fixtures... your Dad." My sister later told me that it was one of my Dad's jobs at the hardware store to rewire light fixtures. I am so excited to be able to call on an expert to help me rewire the antique chandelier. I look forward to being his apprentice when we sit down and rewire the chandelier that will hang in our dining room. But, the more I think about it, the more proud I get that I took the chandelier apart in the first place. Why? Because that means that I have the same genes as my Dad, always trying to fix things. I am so proud to be my Daddy's little girl! Happy Birthday Dad!
**Dad, thanks for being the first one to read my blog!