Father’s Day is coming up and this year is more special to me than ever. Six months ago we were not sure my Dad would even be around for Father’s Day. He was diagnosed with a blood cancer and started chemo treatments immediately. (He recently underwent a stem cell transplant, and I am blessed to say that it was successful!)
This year for Father’s Day I plan on doing something different for him. I am going back through my old photos and finding the ones that make me laugh, the ones that make me remember and the ones that make me happy. I want him to know how much those memories mean to me and how lucky I am to have the best dad in the world.
I want him to know that I remember seeing the thousands of jellyfish in the water on our beach trip to Panama City. I remember camping in our 1970’s VolksWagon van and catching my first trout in the river up in the north Georgia mountains. I remember going to the pool and being mesmerized by the tsunami that he created by doing a cannonball off the diving board. I want him to know that I cherish every one of those memories!
And I plan on giving those memories back to him through StoryMark.
And as much as I love my dad, I will have to make fun of his short sleeved turtleneck shirt and plaid pants combo from 1974. It’s classic.
About the author:
I am a busy mother of three kids (one of my own plus two step-kids), & wife to a hard working software programmer. I’m a triathlete, a cook who burns water, rookie blogger, obnoxious hockey mom, & CFO of my husbands paycheck. With one kid going off to college, one step-kid moving in permanently, camping, & training for the occasional triathlon, life around the McIntyre household always feels like a roller coaster ride. I am a co-Founder of StoryMark Life, a free iPhone and Android app released in May 2012.