This picture pretty much sums up what I LOVE about my dad. It was taken two years ago when my parents spent Christmas with us. My dad is a fun, generous, loving person. He has no problem putting a ridiculous wig on his head because he loves to make his family smile.
My dad has a great laugh that just shoots out of nowhere. He can be stone faced one minute and the next slapping his knee and trying not to knock over his coffee because he is laughing so hard. It is infectious. I challenge you to hear it and not find yourself joining in and cracking a smile.
There is never a dull moment when my dad is around. He can strike up conversation with anyone, anywhere. He has friends in the coffee shop, at the local garage, at my mom's work...all his local hangouts. I used to think it was odd that my dad would have actual conversations with people while in line at the grocery store, now I find myself doing the same thing.
Nothing gets my dad down. He has survived a horrific car accident (complete with broken ribs, broken shoulder, collapsed lung and major head injury). He lives with MS, although I have never, EVER, heard him complain or feel sorry for himself.
My dad is the poster child for finding joy in everyday things.
Happy Father's Day Dad, I love you VERY much.