Sunday, 21 June 2009

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

I think across many parts of the World we are celebrating our Dad's! Although I am not great believer in the Hallmark holidays I do feel it is important to acknowledge it. I do not think on my blog I have mentioned my Dad an awful lot so this is for him.

I love the above picture because I love how my Dad is looking at me. He still looks like that now just without the tash and maybe a few more wrinkles. Oops did I just say that?!

I'll be very honest and frank about my Dad and I. We do not have the best relationship and I think that is largely because we are so alike! I hold a lot of resentment for him because he is not in a lot of my childhood memories because he was always working. Sometimes I just felt like my Mum did the majority of the parenting and workload - well actually she did. I just felt that when you have 4 children together they take more priority over working all hours or the pub with your mates.

In saying that since I have grown up I do hold a lot more respect for him. I have seen him come out of his shell a lot more and I love seeing how happy he is when he is about to go on holiday with my mum or to the theatre or meal with friends. I really like it when he asks me 'How was your Nursing today Bec?' and I tell him a couple of sentences and he replies really jollily saying 'that's great, well done!'

I know he cares. He cares a lot, he just has a very funny way of showing it sometimes. In fact, one of my favourite memories was last year, (okay maybe not the best memory as I explain this lol), when I had the most excruciating abdominal pains in the middle of the night. I was in agony and hysterically crying and my Mum got up to rush me to the ER. My Dad got up as well and he was rushing around in search of money. I was like seriously your phaffing around looking for money when I feel like my intestines are going to explode?!!!

Then later that day when the morphine (wonder drug!) had kicked in my Mum came back with all these magazines for me. I told her thank you but she said I should be thanking my Dad. He had been so scared that all he could think to do was make me better and so he gave my Mum money to get me some magazines to read as I was recovering. It is really very sweet...

My Dad loves football, gardening, BBQ's, meals out, Harry Potter, Wilbur Smith books, hates being the passenger in the Car, loves cheese on toast and steak. He missed many parents evenings but always made time to read his kids reports. He loves holidays, cookery shows, reading the paper, suduku, laughing, late nights, 60's music, hearts guitars and the beach.

If I had to pick a favourite memory of my Dad it will be the time he gave us all nicknames and believe me they have stuck! ! Mine was Boo-Bum because apparently I went through a phase of only wearing my Nappy and a top when I was a baby. I would scream the house down if a pair of trousers came near my bottom! Now I am just Bec! I do love my Dad and I admire many things he has done like giving up smoking cold turkey, changing his career because he was unhappy and mostly just asking us if we are okay. We may not have the best relationship I have always desired but I am lucky to say that I have my Dad here with me.

What's your favourite memory of your Dad?
Happy Fathers Day, Dad! I can't wait to graduate with you watching me in the audience next July! :)





9 comments:

Alex(andra) said...

Awww... Yay for dads!!! Yours sounds like a sweetheart. =)

sunnyme said...

Dad's are just awesome. Your dad sounds like a fun guy.

Mere said...

I don't have the best relationship with my dad either. My mom and grandparents raised us and I am so glad they did. I'm adding you on my twitter and hope you do the same for me. my username is mere728.

xoxo

Love, Mere

Candy Hart said...

What an awesome pic!! Your dad sounds like all dads - always working, never enough time, but if he likes Harry Potter then he is tops in my book!!! Also, I totally understand about screaming down the house about wearing trousers, I still sometimes do that to this day!!!!

Callie Nicole said...

Aw, cute picture! I liked reading about you and your dad - even if the relationship could use some work (and what relationship couldn't?), Dads are pretty special.

Holly said...

Hmm, I don't know what my favourite memory of my dad is...yours are cute, though. :)

Librarian or Teacher said...

I love that picture! And this is very sweet post.

Also you are going to LOVE the Taylor Swift concert. If she does it just like she did here it will be amazing!

jessica said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello :)

WindyBug said...

That's such a cute picture of you and your dad!

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