Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just like dad

My parents visited earlier this year and discovered that HP likes a particular television show. After returning home my dad started watching the show, even though he doesn't like it. His reason was so he could "bond" with HP. Which is sweet. But I thought surely there must be something they could both do that they would both like.

I spent quite a while trying to figure out what that might be. I'd think of something my dad enjoys and then realize that that is something he and I share. And then I'd think of something HP enjoys and realize that is something that he and I enjoy. The only thing I could think of that they have in common is me, and even that is different between them (thankfully).

And I found the whole situation strange. Growing up my dad was the ultimate example of what a husband and father should be. If I was asked to make a list of the guy I wanted to marry, it would've been all the attributes my dad had, even down to some of his physical characteristics.

And then there's HP. Who matches pretty much none of that list. And yet that's perfectly okay. They both have a strong testimony and love of the Gospel. And that's really the most important. They'll find something to bond over eventually.

4 comments:

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I think that's so thoughtful that your dad wanted to watch the same show. And having and the gospel in common is huge. :)

Valerie said...

Sometimes it really is hard to see on paper why two people work together, but so great when they do. :) So happy for you. And what an awesome dad.

Laura@livingabigstory said...

You are soo blessed to have such an amazing dad - just so blessed!

Patty Ann said...

Yep, the gospel is the most important, after that, I think it is pretty much just loving and caring. Isn't it great that we are all different!!!