Happy Father's Day to, in my opinion, the best dad out there. This guy unconditionally loves his family and would do anything for us. He's an entrepreneur who made it with common sense and busting his ass day in and day out, and he's taught me so many things in life, both big and small…like self dependence. Favorite example: "Dad, which way do I turn to get to Cedar Point?" response… "Look at the damn signs…figure it out!" But…at the same time, even though you had nothing to do with catching it, he'll let you in on his big fish photo!
Love you dad! Hey…we're sending up a surprise, so keep your eyes open for a delivery the next few days!
Me and dad, 1990
College graduation. 2003
My dad: most badass, laidback, cool guy I will have ever known, no contest. He's a musician, a poet, a retired soldier and an incredible story teller. He named me after Bob Dylan, pretty cool… huh? Before my parents divorced when I was 4, I was Daddy's girl… through and through. Since then, many of the things I've accomplished in my life have been because I just wanted to make him proud. He lives in Tacoma, Washington with his 3 kids and wife. I haven't seen him since our wedding day. I'd like to fix that soon. Everytime I talk to him he says, "there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you." 🙂 I'm getting a little teary eyed. I love you dad…
Me and Dad, 1981
He spent 20+ years in the Air Force as a combat controller. 1985
My papa. Tied with Mike for my most favorite guy. That's sayin' something, huh!? 🙂 He was my Grandma's boyfriend for as long as I can remember. We were best buddies. We came to each others rescue more times than I can count. 😉 I lived with him and G-ma while I was in high school… those were some of the best years of my life. He passed on December 20, 2002.
Here's the papa I remember. 🙂 1999
Happy Father's Day…
~ Mike and BobShell.
You guys made me teary! It’s true..besides my dad I have never seen two dads who love their kids more! Bobbi- the one time I met your dad I could tell how much he loves you and Mikey I’ve seen you and Dave together countless times and I know how much he loves you! This is a great tribute! Love you both!
So heartfelt & real, loved it. For a second though, I thought that was Bobbi with her Dad on the dock, then I realized it was Mike’s tribute LOL.
what a beautiful post. I celebrated father’s day with my dad yesterday, at the hosp, because HIS mother is ill.. still glad I got to be with him 🙂
Ok, I’ve been a blog reader of yours for literally YEARS, and this is my first comment. I wasn’t really planning on de-lurking any time soon until…
TACOMA, WASHINGTON?! That’s where I grew up, and where all of my family still resides! (I’m in DC now.) When you do get out there to visit, definitely check out the Glass Museum. 🙂
G-Mom and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you putting Papa on your Fathers Day blog. We miss him and think of him daily. Your photos brought back a lot of memories. He will be in our hearts forever. Thank you “Little Love.”
Love as always,
Momba & G-Mom
Get on a plane and go see your dad. You’ll never regret that you did…you’ll only regret that you didn’t.
Words of wisdom from the girl who lost her dad at 19.