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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

I know this is a couple days late. Just so you know, I did call my dad on Fathers Day... but I pretty much knew how that would go. He is not much of a talker and doesn't feel like it is different from any other day... so our conversation was short. But I wanted to give him a shout out on my blog... even though I don't think he reads it. But at least everyone who does read my blog will know how much I love and appreciate my dad.

My dad is such a great guy. Everyone loves my dad. He cooks every Sunday and invited a family over for dinner every week. Everyone is always welcomed into our home... which I always loved and how I try to be now. My dad loves kids. He was the candy man at church for a while.... kids would come up to him and shake his hand and he would give them candy. It was really cute until the parents were concerned about how hyper their kids were during church... so he stopped. My dad loves his grand kids so much. It is cute to watch him play with all the kids. And they all LOVE their grandpa Mills. After all... he takes them to the "Hamburger Store" as my niece Reanne calls any burger place. My dad has always been a great example to everyone around him and made a difference in the community. Growing up my dad was cooler at my school than I was. Not that I didn't have a lot of friends, but my dad ran a non-profit organization for the teenagers in our town called "The Living Room" which was a place for teenagers to hang out and listen to bands and such in a drug and alcohol free environment. A place for teens to go where their parents know they won't be getting into trouble. Everywhere I went people knew me as Larry Mills' daughter. I even had a shirt that I wore that said "Larry Mills is my dad" with "The Living Room" logo on the back... cause my dad is that cool. My dad has always been very good to our family, providing for us and teaching us right and wrong always helped my mom with the dishes. And we always knew that we could take anything to dad if it was broken and my dad would be able to fix it. It was awesome. He is a great handy man. He also made sure we had fun as kids. He built us a platform to jump off of to our trampoline, he would set up our tent in the back yard and let us camp out there, he built us a two story play house and so on and so forth. My dad is an amazing example of service. He is always there for anyone who needs help and he has certainly always been there for me when I needed help. He has always been supportive of me and who I am and the direction that I have taken in life. He also has taught me a lot of life lessons and how to be responsible and to relax with things don't always go according to plan. I could go on and on about how awesome my dad is. I love him very much and am very blessed to have him as my father. Thanks dad for all that you do for me. I love you!

I found this old picture of my dad and I. Growing up people always told me I looked like my dad.


Cheryl said...

Yay for Larry Mills! I think he's pretty neat too. Excellent oration on your part though. ANd I was just thinking today on how glad I am that you started a blog! Hope things are going well.

jamie hixon said...

I absolutely adore our dad. He really is the coolest and the best. He is so forgiving and talented and kind.
We are so lucky to have been raised by such amazing people!!