My Dad was THE BEST! He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with us. We went camping and boating almost every weekend in the summer when we were growing up. Dad taught my two sisters and I to water ski. His method was full of positive encouragement and he made us keep trying until we got up! He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed planting a big garden. Nothing went to waste either, he cooked it all or gave it away! We always joked when we ate one of Dad's famous "stews", that you just never knew what could be in it! lol
Sadly, my dear Dad died of colon cancer in 1981. He was only 51 years old! Through it all, he never once gave up and kept such a postive outlook. It's been over 20 years ago now and I still miss him so much. Thankfully, I have so many beautiful memories of times spent with him and I'll treasure them always. Happy Father's Day Dad!
A special serendipity side-note: Jim and I were vacationing with friends a couple years ago in Estes Park and actually found this same boulder!!! No kidding, I knew the minute I saw it that it was the same one in that photo of my Dad taken so many years before! Can you imagine my surprise? I like to think God planned this just for me. :)
My hubby, Jim - 2002