The older I get, the more I consider my father to be one of my best friends.
No, not in that way that he'd disapprove of -- parents that try to be all buddy-buddy and cool with their children and then let them get away with stuff. I consider him like a friend in that I tell him everything, talk to him almost more than I talk to anyone else, and he lets me rant and joke about people and other things. Not only is he like a good friend, but he's also the best father I ever could have asked for. I'm lucky for that.
Over the years my dad has always been supportive of me. He also gives really good advice, which I always ask for, because I always need at least a second opinion on everything. He's taught me the importance and meaning of hard work, love and determination.
He's also done things that I can't even begin to express my appreciation for.
My fiancé has never met his own father, which used to be a sensitive subject for him. However, since he's become part of my family he really looks up to my father and sees him as his own. My dad has always been kind and supportive toward my fiancé, which I think has kind of put some trust toward father figures back into my fiancé. When we first started dating he didn't think he wanted children because his father walked out on him. Now he wants to be a father like mine, and other men in his life, and do right in the world.
My dad is a great role model.
It would be crazy to think that a simple blog post could put into words how much my dad has done for me throughout my life. It would be crazy to put into words how much he means to me and how much I think about him every day. But I do. He's silly, he's annoying, he's a hard worker, he's loving....he's my dad. And he's my hero. I think fondly on the times he took me on trips with him in his semi truck, the phone calls that run over an hour, and the nights we spend listening to country music. I'll always hold on to those memories.
Father's Day to the best daddy in the world. I love you and I'll always be a daddy's girl. Thank you for always being there for me.