Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Father's Day Tribute

The kids and I have decided to hijack Bill's blog for Father's Day.  Bill hates it when I get all sappy on him so I won't.  The kids all wanted to contribute to this post.  Not sure where this will lead but it will be interesting to find out.  Wondering if any of them will use this opportunity to get him back for all the embarrassing things he has shared with the world.  

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Father's Day by showering Bill will attention, food, and gifts.  However, I think it's more important to let him know how we feel about him. Thanks to Bill, in our family I have the advantage of being a stay at home mom. I am usually the one who gets credited for all the good things in our children's life, yet Bill is the one who makes it all possible.  I am the one who is able to hear all the thank yous when I am buying them their the things because Bill hands over his pay check to me. I am the one with the cash while he is one with an empty wallet. I am the one who makes the kids happy when I tell them they can play outside with their bikes, toys and swing set, while it was Bill who spent hours assembling everything. I am the best mom in the world when I take them places while Bill is hard at work.  I am the one who they usually run to when they get hurt or sick because I am the one that is always with them because Bill puts in a lot of extra hours at work so the kids can have me home with them.  I am the one that complains the kids don't appreciate anything I do yet he is the one that never gets the credit.  He is the one that comes home from a long day at work and is expected to listen to all of our complaints,comfort us, fix everything, and not to be to tired to help us and put up with our demands and do it all with a smile.  I just wanted to let everyone know how lucky I am to have such an overworked, under appreciated, under paid, over burdened, and tired husband.  Thank you Bill.  
Thoughts from Kaitlyn. age 4
(typed out by Sally but the exacts words directly out of Kaity's mouth)

Dad, thank you for. I love you but I don't want you to be mean to me because I am special.  Umm  I love you. I love to kiss and hug you.  I will buy you something tomorrow for your birthday and lots of flowers too.  You have lots of birthdays like me. I want to give the turtles a way.  I want a dog.  Daddy you are special because you always love me.  My baby dolls don't like it when you are mean to me.  I like when you take me on bike rides and for ice cream cones.  You don't take me for books any more.  You help me to be good. I love you but I don't know your name dad.  Umm I love you!  Dear God help my dad be OK.  

Thoughts by Zacharyage 9
(written by Zachary himself)
DAD! YOU   ARE SPECIAL.Don"t lisstin  to  katilyn  about the turtle. you likes the turtle.I love you dad. (OK that took Zachary 45 minutes to type.  He takes after his father.  I am going to help the poor kid out and type while he talks my ears off)   Umm dad you always take me turtle hunting.  ummm Dad you are really special because you play football with me. You buy me toys when my mom tells you not to like the battle droid. You are a special person because you have cancer and you play with me still.  You are funny.  You umm  give me a second.  Oh yeah you take me to the turtle pond and turtle park. You take me bird watching and my dad is special because he saw a baby bull frog and a blue pelican and two cat fish and a gold fish.  My dad has bomb (not a typo, that is what he said) fires with me. Umm You play hide and seek with me in the dark. He plays football with me.  I am really good now.  You check up on me, you buy me dairy queen.  You usually yell at me.  He helps me clean my room.  Umm He plays with me and my sister Kaitlyn.  Umm....  He has a friend name Santa Clause.  My dad sleeps with me sometimes. He takes me to Omni and other places like Indianapolis.  Dad I feel great about you.  I really love you with my whole heart.  I hope God heals you.  Sincerely, Zach. Not your only son.

Michael's thoughts or thought. age 20
Written and proof read by Michael himself.  

Where to began. I remember when i was little you made me jump in font of a bus to get Sammy Sosa's autograph but come to find out it was  never him. I remember all the times we use to play catch or the summers we spent fixing the yard and you would get mad at me cause i was so slow, not that has changed much.  I have known you for pretty much my whole life and you have taught me so much. I know I wasn't the easiest kid to raise, and i know we don't see things eye to eye, but i do love you so much and I hope I becomee just as strong as you are when I get older. You never put yourself first, you always make sure that we are taken care of, and we have food on the table. You amaze me in so many ways, and I just wanted to let you know I am very proud you, not only are you a great father, but you are also my role model. Believe it or not I do look up too you. So I just wanted to say thank for dad for being the best you can be, and for always being there for me, zach, and kaity. We love you so much and I hope today is going to be a great day for you.

Love Always,
Your Son Michael
Happy Father's Day


  1. Wishing you a very Happy Father's Day Bill -

    I hope you enjoy reading that post as much as I did :-)


  2. OMG this made me cry. What a beautiful family. They all love you so much Bill and I know this makes you happy. Happy Father's Day cousin and God Son. Barbara

  3. What a lovely memory to keep coming back to. Blessings and well wishes.

  4. Thank you all for the wonderful comments, I really appreciate it. God Bless you and keep you.
    I do have a very special Family that I adore very much.Thank you again.