Sunday, October 5, 2008

Daddy & Me


There are a few things my dad loves...airplanes and sailboats are among them. When my dad visited recently and saw my aqua room and knew my birthday was upon us, he set out to make this for me!

The sparkle in his eyes, when he was pointing out all the details, was priceless.

Knowing he spent hours making it just right, for me, is humbling.

I will cherish it forever, just like I will cherish him.

My dad has always been thoughtful, especially at gift giving. One Christmas while I was away at college my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Since I was on a tight budget I was being practical and mentioned I was in need of some new undies. So on Christmas morning, among my gifts was a silver box with ribbon ( Nordstrom, my second favorite color box). When I opened it there were a handful of gorgeous, lace undies. My mom told me that my dad went out and bought them for me. I loved them but really did not feel that lacy ones were my style so asked if I could exchange them. Looking back this probably hurt my dad's feelings. So I went to the Nordstrom lingerie department to get some Fruit of the Loom ;) and the sweet lady said, "your credit is $250"!!!! My daddy bought me $250 of lacy underwear!!! I exchanged it for some undies... and a new jacket... and some shoes. The funny part of the story was the sweet lingerie lady giggled and said, "When your dad was here on Christmas Eve he told me these were for his daughter and I thought yeah right, they are for his girlfriend."

I'll never forget that my dad would do anything for me!




10 comments:

blueladybug said...

What a great story! I love your new sailboat! What an awesome dad you have!

◘Emmy◘ said...

awwwwwwwww!!

Jan said...

So cool Jen. Nothing like Daddy's love.

Fuji Mama said...

I love this story. What a sweetie!

Matt, Mimi and Adison said...

Hi Jen, I haven't been on you blog for awhile, but this is so sweet, you really have an awesome dad!

Tammy said...

I love that story!!! What a sweetheart!!! Cute boat. Perfect for your Aqua Room!!!! I lvoe that he put St. Thomas on it!!!

Stephanie said...

What a thoughtful gift. You are so lucky to have such a kind caring Dad.

liz said...

the boat is beautiful - where are you going to put it?

the undie story is funny and sweet

Hatch Family said...

aren't dads the best?!?

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Awe, that story brought tears to my eyes. It made me miss my dad, he passed away in 99. You have a great dad...treasure him!