Happy (very belated) Father's Day to all you dads and dads-to-be out there. I hope your wife loved you enough to get up (sorta) early and make you this Heavenly Delight:
Things I learned from my dad, known as Dale-Bud
*Support young entrepreneurs/generosity:
Always stop and purchase something--for more than the cost--at the neighborhood lemonade stand.
*Love of books:
"Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith."D&C 88:118 This scripture was inscribed on the book plates my dad put in all his books. My mom was the one who read to me and with me, but my dad provided the in-home library.
*Love of travel and culture:
Dale took me to Europe on a business trip with him when I was 13 and I loved every minute of it. We went to England, Scotland and France. While he went to meetings, I took cabs and buses to see the sights. I still remember the stares I would got hopping out of the taxi by myself at the castle in Edinburgh. We also took many family vacations to Mexico and I love that country too.
*Love of parties/Hospitality:
We always had visitors--many times they were strangers--staying at our house and we always had a good time. We were known for our pool parties, extensive Disney movie collection, and my Mom's cooking.
(Wanna come visit? I have two kiddie pools out back and I make a mean Crepe.)
Things I love about Doug, my Baby-Daddy:
*He's a great dad who honors his Priesthood and is slow to anger.
*Plus, he's sorta funny and very good looking.
*Plus, he supports my Pottery habit.
*Plus, he takes one or more child with him whenever he runs errands. (That's huge, people.)
*Plus, he can cook and take great pictures. And I hear he's a great kid dentist.
Things I love about Doug's dad, James:
*He loves me unconditionally. I felt like he accepted me into the family right when he met me, despite the fact that I was wearing five earrings and a toe ring. (and probably too short of shorts.)
*Plus, sometimes I can make him laugh out loud. And you KNOW you're funny if you can get Jim to laugh out loud. (Although whether or not he's laughing with me or at me is unknown.)