In Honor of My Dad

My dad has been in Arizona, so I didn’t have a chance to do anything for him for fathers day. But, it’s not too late to jot down some things I appreciate in him!

- Most importantly he’s my biggest help with Tripp and has picked up the slack that was left behind. He has been the consistent male role model in Tripp’s life since Tripp was born. He was the one helping me change diapers in the middle of the night, and there watching Tripp take his first steps. Tripp and Kyla are blessed to have such an awesome grandpa.

- He is who we run to when we’re having problems.  Dad’s the most level headed father around. He always has the great advice on anything from parenting, cooking, to wheels on a car or siding on a house. He’s down to earth and always puts his family first.

- He takes our family to do adventurous things. He’ll let Willow, Piper, and me tag along commercial fishing, or on a moose hunt. He’s always open to taking us four wheeling, shooting, flying, or out snowmachining at the cabin. He has shown us remote areas of Alaska that people can only dream of seeing.

- He has instilled work ethic in me. I know my dad has worked for everything in his life, and I’m thankful he has instilled a sense of work ethic, and business savvy in me. I wouldn’t have as much motivation to work, and be try to be successful, if I didn’t have a dad that was non-stop, work work work, around. He always keeps himself busy, from working, to packing Trig and Piper’s lunches, to flying, to cleaning house, and waxing vehicles, he always has something productive to do and I think it’s rare to see someone like that now when there are so many distractions with so many “cyber worlds” and iPhones, and electronics. He’s not glued to his phone, and we all appreciate that.

- He puts our family first. He’d drop anything for any one of my family members (and we have a huge family!). He’d be there in a split second if anyone had any problems with anything. He is our protector and would be the first person a lot of my family members would call if they need help.

So thankful for the many roles my dad plays, and so thankful Tripp will grow up with such a great role model in my dad.

Thanks for all you do dad! Hope you had a great Father’s Day!

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  • john norton

    Hows about getting behind your parents 110%… i dont mean the normal everyday stuff either… their aspirations is wht im talking abt… I see they got the down arrow trolls here too… LOL

  • Joseph White

    Very nice!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • indemind

    Thanks Bristol…. Grrreat Photo…. *_*

  • Lisa Hall

    Love this Bristol! You can tell he raised you well and you are a wonderful daughter that I am sure he is very proud of!

  • melory3

    The best gift a dad can give his children is to love their mom, a wise man said. The best gift your dad is giving America is loving your mom – so from that position of unconditional love and support – she can pour herself out for her country.
    That is why I love your dad. That is why I look forward to the day that Papa Palin will be the First Dude again! Or Papa America, if you will.

    • aloha43

      Wow….just wow. I don’t know how else to respond.

      I just don’t understand how someone can think they can “love” someone they don’t know personally. I cannot imagine them as Presidential material….not even close.

      I am an American who is not loving her mom….not very many Americans “love” Sarah Palin.

      MOST Americans would be insulted by your comments.

      • melory3

        “I just don’t understand how someone can think they can “love” someone they don’t know personally” Same way liberals can hate someone they don’t know personally.

        Most Americans would be insulted by you pretending to speak for them.

        What do you know about presidential material. Must I list Obama’s latest bloopers? The Germans and the whole of Europe are laughing at O’incompetent as we speak – his visit was an embarrasment – as is his “presidency”.

  • Sue

    Wonderful tribute to your Dad.

  • Page Hall

    Your dad is so awesome. I enjoy his calm quiet mannerism and his friendly smile. Your tribute to him here is sweet and much appreciated by those of us who are proud to say you are our favorite hometown girl. Rock on, Bristol!

  • CeCe Caldwell Benningfield

    That is awesome!

  • bellagrazi

    Good man. Great Dad. This picture is so awesome, Bristol! Daddy’s little girl.

  • David

    Bristol, great photo of you and your Dad.
    Please post photos of those Remote Areas of Alaska that your Dad takes you to see.