Sunday, May 3, 2009

Girl of a Sailor Man

My dad was in the Dauphin Island Race last weekend! This was his 2nd year to participate in the event- and let me just say...this is what this man lives for!! As a teenager trying to find his purpose and place in this world, my dad remembers praying and asking God to give him a hobby- something to be passionate about, to love, and to glorify Jesus through. After a few months of praying, a co-worker invited him to go sailing with him. Ever since that moment, my dad has absolutely loved this sport. I remember growing up and going to dad's house every other weekend. Those weekends were spent on the lake IN a sailboat- I learned that a little thing called "wind" was a very important part of God's creation during that time. Sorry, back to the race...Dad's team won first in their class Saturday!!! And, FIRST OVERALL in the Sunday race!!!! YAY!! I love my dad very much and I hope he has many more Dauphin Island races to come!

The Crew
My dad is the handsome fella in the gray shirt.

p.s. His bottom lip isn't normally fire engine red. At the very end of the Sunday race, he got hit by the one of the poles on the sailboat which resulted in a trip to the ER. As they say, "Like father, like daughter."


  1. This is such a sweet post and so awesome that your dad's team came in first place!!

  2. I have always wanted to go sailing! How fun. Way to go to your dad!

  3. Haha. "Like father, like daughter."
    He must be proud of you, like u are proud of him.