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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Father's Day Printable Roundup



Father's day is just a few days away. I'm never sure how these things creep up on me, even when I start thinking about them way in advance. 

I just wanted to start by saying that I'm very grateful for my dad. I feel like growing up is a lot of learning that no matter what you believed about your parents before, they did a pretty good job. They did the best they could with what they had. As a child, you never seem to grasp all that your parents do for you on a daily basis. All the behind the scenes work that goes into keeping you alive and happy and fed. 

Then you start doing them for yourself. You start taking care of others. There is so much more work than you thought, and just like your oblivious child-self, they don't seem to notice all the work and effort that you put in. 

I think of what it was like growing up with my dad. I spent a lot of time with him. More than my mom, mainly because she was taking care of my little sister who was a Momma's girl. So most of the time I spent time with him or with my older sister, or all three of us together. 

My dad has always been a hard worker. I don't remember many Saturdays that he spent sitting around. I remember him building and working on projects. I remember him heading off to work and coming home when the sun was going down. 

He always seemed to be everything that I wanted to be. He was smart. He was artistic. He was a hard worker. He took care of me. He was the one who I sat next to on road trips, and the one who took me on Indiana Jones with him when he got a second chance to go on it. He braided my hair and curled it (even when I would randomly go into shock from curling iron burns and had to lay on the floor). He taught me how to shoot hoops on the front driveway. He showed me how to pick up daddy long leg spiders and feed them to the fish in our pond.

He grew our garden. He helped us grow and learn. He was the only one who could help me with my math homework when I didn't understand it, patient with me when I made stupid mistakes so we were laughing about it rather than getting frustrated. He showed me what it was to be strong and brave and kind. 

I'm so grateful for him. Happy Father's day. 

The printable for this card didn't really work out the way that I hoped so I decided I'd find some other printables for you! In case you still need a card for Father's day.

6 Free Printable Modern Rustic Father's Day Cards by Lemon Thistle
Star Wars Father's Day Card by Girl Like the Sea
Father's Day Printables by Elegance and Enchantment


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