Friday, June 17, 2011

the only reason


my car has no air conditioner. after one particularly heavy spring shower during which the windows to my little honda were completely rolled down, the entire unit was ruined. now, it just shoots out warm air. in june.

on another note, there are four post offices near my work. they are all about five minutes away. the people there are typically friendly, except at the one satellite office staffed entirely by teenagers chatting on their phones.

these two stories are unrelated, no?

yes, except for this little fact. at least once a week, i drive 25 minutes away to a little post office two cities over. i brave the awful combination of a steaming car and the thunderous road noise that comes with rolling down my windows to let whatever semblance of a breeze wants to meander through. and i do it for one reason.

my dad works at that little post office. and i get to stand in his line, and his line only. and let other patrons pass around me and go up to the counter to be waited on by another person in a blue uniform. but i wait.

on the man who gave me life. gave me my brown hair and twitchy neck pop. my stutter and my penchant for peanut butter cookies. whose face lights up from across the room when i open the door and the little bell jingles.

happy father's day, dad. i know i'm going to have to remind you tonight when i see you to please log online and see this post. but that's just because the computer is last on your list of things to do. you're too busy living, and you're still teaching me how to.

13 comments:

Ana* said...

Happy birthday to him :)

Courtney, you're the cutest my friend. the curtest ever.

Kristina said...

HAPPY FATHER"S DAY to your dad! I think that it's so sweet that you do that! :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this is so beautiful!

DaisyGirl said...

There are so many things to comment on in this post. First, it is beautiful--as is the picture. But it also touches my heart to read about you going to visit your dad at the post office. What a treasure!

Jill said...

I wish I had the relationship you have with your dad. It is something to cherish. My car has no AC either, it's not fun :/

Amber Blue Bird said...

tear. that was so incredibly sweet.

American in Bath said...

Way to make me cry. In a good way of course. Happy Father's Day Vitch's dad.

Grace said...

this is so sweet. your father as well as you, are lucky to have each other.

Bibi - Simple Summit said...

oh what a lovely post! wonderful in words as well as the picture of your father and you (at your wedding?).
how blessed he is to have great daughters like you and your sister.

chambanachik said...

Gorgeous.

Amanda said...

I bet your Dad had a wee tear in his eye when he eventually went online to read your post. The image captures everything perfectly. xx

Shalyn said...

Your dad sounds wonderful- and that picture is absolutely amazing. I love that you go out of your way to see him!

Jennifer Rod said...

this is so sweet!! makes my heart melt.

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