This next week is Father's Day. I'm also getting married in 10 days. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my Dad than to have those moments with him just before he walks me down the aisle and to have that dance with him as one of my first moments as a new Mrs.
I'm fortunate that my Dad has not just been around my whole life, but been a great role model, friend and disciplinarian. He played tic-tac-toe with me in church when we were both bored, he cheered in the audience from every play, production, dance concert, pageant, etc … And now we enjoy sharing business, football and wine. I couldn't ask for a stronger man to have shown me what I deserve in a husband. I can't wait to celebrate him this weekend and show him how much I appreciate him throughout my wedding weekend.
My Dad always had two rules growing up:
(1) Don't sweat the small stuff
(2) Everything is small stuff
I suck at following those rules, but I never forget that he said it. Cheers to the men in our lives that inspired us to be better people, cared for us in our tears, fussed at us when we thought we knew better and loved us no matter what. Whoever you call that man in our life, be sure you do something special for him on Father's Day.
I love you, Dad.