Thankful, Day 1.

I noticed that several of my Facebook friends have decided to post one thing they are thankful for each day during November. I decided to give this a shot, though I am sparing Facebook and instead posting my thankfulness here, where I am not limited to my status update field. I like to go on and on every once in a while. Like when I am talking about the things that are most important to me.

November 1st seems like the perfect day to declare my thankfulness for my Dad. Not only because I like him an awful lot, but because today my Dad turns 54. Happy Birthday Dad! When I think about my Dad I think about how much he has taught me about life and about the importance of family. I like to think of him as my moral compass, and when things get tough and I don’t know what to do, he is the one I look to for guidance.
When I was a little girl, too young to go to school I spent my days at home with my Dad, and I like to think about those days, and those times where it was just the two of us. I got myself into trouble more times then I care to remember but I have fond memories of following my Dad around the farm while he worked on different things, chatting his ear off about whatever passed through my mind.
When I was in College, I would frequently pick up the phone in the middle of the day, again, calling my Dad to chat and distract him from his work. I wish that it was still so easy for me to get away for a “quick” chat with Dad during my own work day.
I am so thankful for the guidance, the love and the always willing to listen ear of my father.

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