Lot 48: My Dad

June 17, 2012

My Dad

This is my dad.

He is the coolest dad in all the world.  I love him so much.  He is my best friend, my protector, the Priesthood holder of our house, my teacher, and the man who gave me wavy hair, long legs, and my personality.  I'm a lot like my dad.  

Here he is with my nephew Eli Paul, named after my dad.  It's perfect that Eli is named after him because Eli and my dad have identical personalities.  

One day we realized that we were wearing the exact same sunglasses.  Hahaha.  My dad is so cool.  He has a rock band and plays lead guitar, he just got his pilot's license and has a plane, and he has a boat as well.  I love going to the lake with him, it's so much fun.  I love that he plays the guitar too because if I hear a song that I really like and I want to perform it, he learns it with me and then we record it.  We are a perfect team.  

I am so blessed and grateful that my dad trusts me and allows me to make my own decisions.  He treats me like an adult (I guess I am) and always supports me.  When I moved to Los Angeles, he drove there with me and helped me move in.  He had to be sure where I was living was safe.  We also went to the two offices where I was going to work so he could see them.  He had to check those out too, to make sure I was working in a safe neighborhood.  I talk to my dad about everything.  I call to tell him about work, about dates, about my friends and school, everything.  We are very close.

He has had this shirt for a while, and last time he wore it, I told him that sentence wasn't true.  He raised four daughters and got 3 sons in law and four grandkids.  And my sisters are just getting started having kids.  False statement, dad. 

I have no brothers, so my dad would take me and my sisters to do "boy things."  He taught me how to check my tire pressure, properly throw and catch a baseball, and how to shoot a gun (we do that a lot.  It's my favorite.)  He also taught me how to operate and take care of our boat, and the things I need to regularly check on my car to make sure it's safe.  

Things my dad taught me:
1. The value of hard work.  Things are not handed to you, you have to work for what you get.
2. If you are driving 60 mph, you are going 88 feet per second.
2. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important thing in the whole world.
3.  Be kind to everyone.  Give service.  
4.  Don't ever be in an unhealthy relationship with a guy who you are trying to fix.
5.  Life is something good.
6.  Just be yourself because you are great exactly the way you are.

I am not only grateful for my dad, but for all good dads out there! I am grateful for my grandpa (both of them) and especially my brothers in law who are such amazing fathers to my nephews and niece.  I am so blessed to have George Paul Doxey Jr. as my father.  He is the best guy I know!  I love you dad!  

And let us not forget the father we all share, our Heavenly Father.  He is my rock, my savior, my friend, my strength, my comfort.  Happy Fathers Day!


  1. Dad really is the best. I love how is not worried about being seen as "too emotional" and is not afraid to tell us how he feels about mom, us, and life in general. I think that it is so good for kids to hear you express your love for them. Thanks dad!


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