Sunday, June 19, 2016

I am my father's daughter

I am my father's daughter; there's no doubt about that.
A father and his daughters.
From the way we can talk for hours on end, to the hard-headedness of our opinions, to the way we both love unconditionally, I take after my father. We also both like our inspirational quotes.
My dad shared this with me yesterday:
Never forget three types of people in your life:
1. Who helped you in your difficult times.
2. Who left you in your difficult times.
3. Who put you in difficult times. 
It may sound cliche, but my dad has always been there for me in the way that only a dad can: through my multiple awkward phases, through major changes in my personal and professional life, and when I just needed someone to talk to. While he's always helped me through my difficult times, he's always equally as present during the good times, too. He always gets so excited and supportive about my personal projects. I can't express how helpful and motivating that can be.

I could not spend this father's day with my dad this year because he's on the road, always working, as a truck driver. Although I wish it wasn't that way, I know that I am lucky to have him here and I'm lucky to be so close to him. 

We've always been close; that's the way it's always been and it's the way I know it will always be. In a world so full of hate, despair and sadness, it's important to hold on to those you love and never let them go. Sometimes it's the only thing that keeps you going, but it's also the most important thing.

I love you, Dad. Thanks for everything.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words jes, love you too