~dad always has a grandchild in his lap...anna-joy, royce, and presley~
~presley and dad...easter 2006..presley's favorite place...his lap~
~jordan's graduation 2009~
~presley once again finds her way to his lap~
~dad and his baby girl (me!) on her wedding day...1998~
June 16th, 1949 a 7lb. 11oz. baby was born...Tommy Wayne Allgood.
This post is a day late and a dollar short...go figure. It's me were talking about! I just want to wish my very special Daddy a Happy 60th Birthday!!
We had a birthday party in honor of his 60th at Turner Lake Pavilion. Many of our family members and Dad's closest friends joined us to celebrate his wonderful life. As I looked around at all the faces, and thought of all of the faces that could not make it to the party, but wanted to be there, I thought of how loved he is. Not just by his wife and his children, but by his extended family members, workers, co-workers, riding buddies, even ex-employees came to honor my Dad. He makes quite an impression on anyone and everyone that is blessed to grace his presence.
These are just a few of the million things that I love about my Daddy:
~his wicked sense of humor
~his even more wicked wittiness...my goodness..the man is brilliant with his wit.
~his flawless character
~his love for his grandchildren
~his love for me
~the sparkle in his eyes when my little Presley is in his lap
~his forgive and forget heart
~his positive outlook
~his loyalty to his friends and to his family
~he can fix anything...yes ANY thing! (poor Lem...)
~his ability to laugh even when there seems nothing to laugh about
~his faith in the Lord..( when he was having a heart cath. done a few years back, I was worried sick about him. i remember so well what he said.."Jill, I am going to be fine. I will either wake up and be with Jesus OR I will wake up and be with y'all...either way, I'm a happy man". I will NEVER forget that. it brings me peace still today.)
~his sacrifices for our family
~eating lunch with him at Chili's..not his favorite place, but he knows it's mine.
~his protectiveness over my Mom...it's so endearing.
I love you, Daddy. I know my life is filled with small children, busy days, loud lunches, messy dinners at your house, toys falling out of my car when you try to get in it....but I want you to know that I never miss an opportunity to thank the Lord for you. I hope that God will continue to bless you, just as he has through your grandchildren. I can see that they are the light of your life. You will never know what that does to this little heart of mine.
Psalm 103:17: But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children.