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Father's Day


I've always been a daddy's girl. Growing up, I would proudly declare: "I'm going to marry daddy one day." Then mom would have to explain that couldn't happen because she was already married to him. I pouted a bit, but then moved on to John Smith (yes, from Pocohontas).

So whenever Father's Day rolls around, it makes me think back on just how involved and present in my life my dad is. He's always been there for me, and I can't imagine life without him. When I was a baby, mom tells me that he carried me on his back during his daily walks, and would read aloud passages from the Bible to me.  Then there's the time he changed my diaper and after cleaning things up down there, he used a hair dryer to try and dry me faster. Yes, that's my dad for you (sigh). Haha!

As a toddler, he was the one who introduced me to the ocean ("big wa-wa!") and rooted a love for water in me. Later on, we'd take family trips to the beach for summer vacations and spend hours out in the wild water and sand. Back at home, he'd blow up the kiddie pool for me, chase me around with a water gun, and we'd have an all-out battle in the backyard. He was the one who took me to amusement parks and allowed me to drag him around to every ride possible. He'd escort me to the petting zoo and patiently wait as I spent what seemed like hours just wandering from animal to animal.

As a young girl, he encouraged me in all my pursuits. When I decided to try out for sports, and I felt discouraged, he would pick me up and tell me how proud he was of me for sticking with it and pushing through. He always knows what to say to get me motivated again. 

Now, as a growing woman, he's still there for me. Maybe not quite as strongly as before, but that's because he's teaching me to be independent. Yet I always know he'll be there with open arms when I need a shoulder to cry on or just need to feel his strength and know things will be okay. There are days I plop down in his office and just spin around in the chairs and talk to him about my day, because I know he'll always give me wise advise.

I think it's silly to dedicate a single day to each of our parents, especially when mine have been there for me every step of the way. Yet I want to make this post especially for my dad.

Happy Father's day, dad. I love you so much.

Love, Eeya.

40 comments

Mili said...

Awww hope you two have the best father's day!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Amanda said...

naw this is so cute =) Have a lovely Fathers day weekend =)

Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
Haha, I loved John Smith, too! Best Disney male ever.
Dad's are so precious and fantastic. Have a good father's day!

-Kati

Carla Florendo said...

How cute.. Happy father's day to your dad Linda! You're very lucky to have that kind of a really sweet and supportive dad. =)

xo, Carla

Ali Hval said...

"and then moved on to John Smith" bahahaha! It's funny how quickly we're able to move on when we're little. That bit made me laugh, Miss Linda. You're so cute.

This is just a touching post in general. I love that you had water gun battles! How fun. :D I remember my dad would always play with me in the pool and pretend to be a shark and chase me. He will still do that in the pool and I STILL can't outswim him! Whatevs. :)

<3

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Alexa said...

lovely pictures <3 happy father's day to your dad!

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Jo said...

Aww... I could sniffle reading this. Well, I'm really touched to know of the love and bond between your dad and you.

RYC:
I took so long to get back to this comment and by now 3 Saturdays had passed and sadly, my sleep routine is still the same—waking up only in the late afternoon. I seriously gotta cut down on all my after-work commitments. I’m just too tired.

I haven’t been active on the blogosphere and I feel like I’ve missed out on a lot. At least we are acquainted on Instagram!

Maybe something good would come up from your melancholy and you would become an acclaimed writer. It doesn't hurt to dream and imagine eh?

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

aw so cute
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Tanya Minxy said...

This is why your blog is one of my favorites. You don't post plain pictures or all outfit posts. There are so many posts on here that are so meaningful. I like reading your thoughts. Stay awesome =^.^=
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Istvanffy Emma said...

ohh this is so cute!
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Saranda Walgaard said...

Such cute pictures from you and your dad <3

Keep up the good work!
What do you say about following eachother?

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Love and Ace said...

Happy Father's Day - Thanks for sharing these photos, your dad sounds like one awesome man! xx Kat

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Danny said...

your dad seems amazing and he's got a very kind and cheerful face, seems a great person. WIsh you the best for both of you!

dinda belle said...

Whatta perfect figure dad :) so lovely Lind, happy father day !!

Margarita M. said...

You and your dad are so cute!
You are lucky to have such a wonderful father!

Much love,
M.

Camille said...

Such a cute post !

Love,

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libys11 said...

i can see the similar features from both of you! :D
happy fathers day to your dad!

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Sonia De Macedo said...

Awww what a sweet post! Here's to wonderful fathers worldwide!

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vintagelillies said...

Aww! That's so kind and sweet. Sounds like you have an amazing dad! :)

Elana said...

Aw, this is such a sweet post! Hope your dad had a great Father's Day! :)

Irene's Closet said...

those pictures are so cute <3
It's the first time on your blog!! I love it :)

Have a nice day :)))
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shamuboo said...

Sweet and loving post. Well-written and a great tribute.

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Hi, Linda! What a sweet, emotional post, so touching! I can understand your feelings because our parents are the most important people for us! Nice post, well done!
Have a great time!

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Larissa said...

Those pictures are so cute and one can see that your father and you have a wonderful connection and relationship! Thats so great! I am very happy for you!

Happy Monday :)

Maiken said...

loved reading this :) it's so sweet to know how well you two get along and I hope it will always stay that way :)

Maiken,
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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

awww so sweet!

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Sandra Leiva said...

So sweet, dear!!

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Mica said...

Such a sweet post. So good to hear you have a lovely relationship with your dad :)


Hope you both had a nice Father's Day.


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czarianonuevo said...

Happy Father's day to your dad Linda!!!



czarina :)

MeryMeli said...

ohhh really beautiful post.. <3
I love my dad too! hehehe
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Louise Elisabeth said...

Cute photo's you look great!


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Louise Elisabeth said...

Cute photo's hope you have a great time :)

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Megan said...

Aw, how sweet! :)

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Awh, very nice Linda! Your Dad looks like a blast; like he and I could be great friends.

Thank you for your sweet words on my Father's Day post. Be sure and see today's regarding my Anniversary, too.

(hug)

Plami said...

Such a touching post and happy picture <3 What I miss most in London is my family <3

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Gail J said...

so adorable :)

Kim Alston said...

Linda, these pictures of you and your dad are awesome! They are so beautiful and what a wonderful trip down memory lane.
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Sam said...

This is such a beautiful dedication Linda, I am sure that your dad is so proud of you. From your writing, I can tell he was, is and always will be an integral influence in your life. Lovely photo memories!

katie said...

Aw, this is so sweet to read! I feel much the same way about my dad, it's wonderful having a parent who is so involved and there for you. I'm sure your dad is very proud of you and what a wonderful person you are!

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