Saturday, June 19, 2010



I've always loved them. always. always able to see them [these days]? No. But back in the 80's? yes. from a trampoline in Glendale, AZ? yes.

I spent a lot of time outside on that trampoline. [broke a lot of bones on that #@&%~`!# thing too]. great conversations happened on that trampoline. everything from spying on "happy" [eldest sister] with one of her 86 boyfriends to breaking up with one of my boyfriends [I wasn't supposed to even have] to having my dad swear [not literally] up and down that "your arm is NOT broken!". It was.

my favorite though . . .

when I was out there with my Mom at a very early age [this is from my baby book NOT my memory] and she said, "Emily, don't you wish you could reach up and touch the stars?". I said, "I can, I can just stand on the roof.". She then explained how that was good but not quite high enough. To which I replied, "I'll just stand on Daddy's shoulder's then."

roof = not high enough

Dad's shoulders = I've got the stars in my hand.

My Dad.

So many things to me . . .

my example
my go-to for advice [that I need to seek more of]
my comic relief
my motivator
my favorite email spamer forwarder
my biggest cheerleader
my loudest fan
my favorite TV yeller
my favorite Laker hater
my cooking [desserts] tester
my daughter's hero
my hero
my banker
my dictionary
my stock broker [sorry Pita, he takes less risk with my portfolio] ;)
my "Obama" news reporter
my husband's best example of what a father was supposed to be like
my best blog stalker [comment? what?]
my councilor
my friend

I love you Dad.

Happy Father's Day.


5 Miles Past Empty said...

I love this, brought a tear to my eye. Dad's are so special....

Sarah said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! :-D

ShutUpandRun said...

Your dad sounds incredible - and handsome too. I bet this blog post was the best father's day gift ever!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Amazing post. Really great.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the compliments. I was humbled to read your blog this morning and feel you were too generous. My mother always reminded me that compliments are not necessarily what you are, but what you may become. I have always been proud of your accomplishments and you amaze me at what you have been able to achieve over the years.

Your skills as a runner are awesome, but your goodness as a daughter, wife and mother are up there on my list of your talents.

I love you.

Pam @ said...

*sniff sniff*

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Char said...

He sounds like he is your rock. You're a lucky girl.

Unknown said...

Ok, just when I thought your POST was the bomb and forcing me to tears, I read your dad's are both too precious and you have a very dear relationship. Love it!!

Stacey said...

That was a nice post. Sounds like you have a great Dad!

64 CLASSIC said...

Every dad should be lucky enough to have these things said about them at least once in their life.

Awesome and Amazing just aren't strong enough words.

Speaking from another Dads point of view... Wow.

64 CLASSIC said...

Emz dad said, "compliments are not necessarily what you are, but what you may become."

Being a classroom teacher of 22 years, I'm taking that one to my kids at school. Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Very nice!

jymmebe said...

Em, you were spot on what you said about dad . . . all of that is true and more! We ARE lucky to have such an amazing dad . . . and an amazing mom, too!
Also, kudos to you for getting dad to post a comment IN your "comments" section. You gotta love the name that he is writing under too! :)
See you tomorrow at M&D's!

Kevin and Kim Partridge said...

Your dad is awesome. And you are an awesome daughter. And thanks for the idea.

Black Knight said...

Beautiful post, dad must be proud of you.

Anne said...

Very are lucky to have such a great dad!

Unknown said...

excellent post! He is pretty handsome in that pic too!!

Tara said...

Awww...what a great post for your dad. So sweet!

I loved how you said he is your best blog stalker and in parenthesis had (comment what?). My family doesn't know how to comment either, but they are MY best blog stalkers too!

Tricia said...

so sweet

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love this, thanks for sharing

Marlene said...

I love the format of your posts - so fun to read.

This is a great one.

Angie said...


Rad Runner said...

So rad...
I think its in their Blood to be our cheerleaders hu? Or are we just beyond the stars lucky? :)