Sunday, June 17, 2012
This has been one hell of a year huh?
But it only gets better with a positive mentality.
We have gotten a lot closer over these past couple years, I'm very glad and grateful that we have.
You are my dad. A father and son deserve the bond that we have.
I'm grateful to be a Jones and to have you and mom guide me in life for 22 years.
Y'all are my mediators, my mentors, and my motivation.
When I grew up you guys where there to show me the world and broaden my views of the world.
You guys were there to wash my head when I hit it on a fire hydrant when I crashed my bike then brought me to the ER to hold me down to get staples.
I joined the army in 2007 to better myself but mainly to show my family that the fight is never over and that I could make something of myself.
It was rough adjusting through basic training, AIT, and the first year of active duty army lifestyle, but the rewards of knowing that my family took pride in me was more than enough to continue the trek to success.
When Y'all drove me to Killeen before I deployed that was the hardest thing I've had to do and I know it was hard for you guys to let go and let me continue the journey.
I was scared and didn't want to leave. It brought back memories of us walking and holding hands as a child. Where I couldn't go anywhere without you being right by your side.
Yalls hugs that day I will never forget because I knew the love was everlasting no matter what happened to me...
When I came home things were rough and you guys were understanding.
The love we share as father and son is never ending because we have been through so much together and shared so many memories.
You and mom are an amazing couple and raised kim and I from the ground up. Took in children who didn't look like you and you didn't know our future or what was to be.
We were raised as son and daughter better than any parent can raise their next of kin.
I need you to know that without your love and guidance I am nothing. You're on my mind and in my heart 24/7, 365 days a year, and I'm so proud to be your son.
Do you remember the first time I drank ale with u in England?
I remember eating fish and chips and we got strongbow cider.
We still have that picture it's so funny we both look goofy as hell all flushed in the face smiling. that picture is forever imprinted in my brain :) do you remember?
When I was in Chicago 8th grade year at Midwestern music fest next to the stairs and next thing I know you are there!!!
I was so astonished and surprised it was awesome that you came and it made me feel so loved that you would
Take the time to watch us play and were so supportive.
Even when Kim and I had an argument at the party at Rice and we where walking home you calmed me down and stood proud by my side til I calmed down.
You have always been there dad and we have succeeded in everything we have faced together.
I'm happy we tell each other " I love you" now and it feels great to be so open and just pure with you dad.
I love you and mom more than life itself and I'd literally do anything for y'all. Hell as y'all know I would give my life for this country just so you guys would be proud of me and know how much I appreciate what you all have done for me.
Mom and you are an amazing team and I strive to have a relationship as successful and meaningful as the one you guys possess.
I love you and know you will have a great time together in Italy this year!
Traveling the world and enjoying every second together.
I love you dad and thank you for everything you have done and the future we have as son and father.
Have a great fathers day!
Your proud son