Sunday, June 15, 2008

Daddy's Little Chocoholic

I've been wanting to change my blog template for a while, and, not having a working knowledge of HTML, I had to go with a pre-designed template that was more or less idiot-proof. After much trial and error, I finally settled on this new chocolate-themed one. I think it's entirely appropriate that I debut this tempting new look on Father's Day, considering that I inherited my chocoholic tendencies from my dear ol' dad.

Of course, a love for all things chocolate (especially dark chocolate) is not the only gift I received from my father. He taught me all about sports, passing on to me a love for basketball in particular. He taught me to shoot free throws on the basketball hoop in our backyard growing up. He also taught my sister and I to play kickball, a sport which he indulged us in playing time after time. We played two-on-one--my sister and I versus my dad--and most of the time we were the victors. (I have a sneaking suspicion that Dad let us win on more than one occasion.)

Another trait I inherited from my father is his quick wit and wicked sense of humor. (Although my mom has a sharp wit herself, so we're a pretty sharp-witted family all around.) My dad loves playing practical jokes on unsuspecting co-workers, and it's not surprising that he passed that joy along to me, much to the chagrin of my victims--er, co-workers.

I'm sure I could think of many more gifts handed down to me or taught to me by my dad over the years, but to sum up, I suppose my dad has taught me a lot about enjoying life. Certainly, he works very hard at his job as well as at home. But he is able to balance that with enjoying family, food, sports, laughter, and other gifts.

I've been blessed to have a father who has always been open about his love for my mom, my sister and I. I've never had any doubt that my dad loves us. It's also been a great blesssing to have a father who is a devoted Christian. His example of a godly husband and father is priceless.

So on this Father's Day, Dad, I say thanks for all the gifts that you've passed on to me. Enjoy your chocolate, cheer on the Celtics, and have a great Father's Day!


Donna said...

Your Dad sounds like a great guy...the chocolate looks yummy!!

Snapshot said...

LOVE the new look!