Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Big 60 Pops....I Love You!

This is my Dad...Richard Salter Medlin the III. Not being at all biased, he is the best dad in the entire world. I want to dedicate this blog post to my pops, not only because he is turning 60 years old on Thanksgiving this year, but it's about time I give credit where credit is due.

If you ask anyone that has seen him recently they will probably tell you one of two things, "yeah,..I saw your dad at a Yard Sale this weekend" or the other option, "hey...I saw your dad walkin in the neighborhood." Needless to say, my dad loves to go to Yard Sales and he loves to walk where ever he goes. I am sure, pending my moms approval, he would walk to the grocery store, to the doctors office, and out to eat on Friday nights. However, he needs his truck to carry all the junk he buys at garage sales.....go figure!

Did I mention that I love my dad? I think I did.....anyways, let me tell you why:

1. He still greets me with a hug when I walk in their front door....then adds, "will you crack my back while you're there?"

2. He tries his best to come to all my sporting events and tells me how proud of me he matter how many interceptions I threw.

3. He goes out of his way to help whoever needs it....especially me! Thanks for the light fixtures, the gutters, the air filters, the furniture, the truck, and the new floors.

4. He takes great care of my Grandaddy, who sometimes doesnt remember the next day what my dad did for him. He will never stop loving his family!

5. I know he provides my mom with whatever she needs, and still manages to make her very happy, even though her baby boys are married and out of the house.....what vacation are ya'll going on next?

6. When I got into some problems he stood by me the whole time....going on 3 years poker-free dad!

7. He has taught me so many valuable principals that I hold dearly, especially now that I am a husband. "never spend more money than you make"...right, dad?

8. When he comes to visit me at my house...he also makes sure he visits my elderly neighbors that he has known for many years. I don't think he has met a stranger yet!

9. I see the way he loves my twin brother and their, I know he feels the same way about me and my family.

10. I know he loves me because he tells me he does....from the moment I walk in the door to the moment I leave..... I know that I am loved! I love you too Dad!



Kristal said...

Very sweet Smed. I love your daddy too!

Hollie said...

That was so sweet! I hope my little boy loves his Daddy as much! :)