Saturday, April 24, 2010

VIP #2

Time for the next Very Important Person in my Daddy.
I had a terrible night last night and day today, so I decided to drive home, because it always makes me feel better. No matter what is going on in my life, my Dad always knows how to make me feel better. For instance, he knows when not to bring up what is REALLY bothering me, because he knows I don't want to talk about it. Instead, he tries to find ways to get my mind off things and make me laugh. When I got home today he had dinner waiting on me, and was constantly asking me questions about school and reminding me I am ALMOST officially in medical school. That's just what I needed. Not the same old same old "What's wrong with you, what happened?" etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm so thankful for everyone who has checked up on me over the past 24 hours. You all mean more to me than you could ever imagine and I love you all!!

A lot of people don't know how to take my Dad, because he is strong-willed...he has a temper...and he's not afraid to stand up for what he believes is right. He tells you what he thinks and doesn't try to sugar coat it. But anyone that TRULY knows him knows that my Dad would bend over backwards and do ANYTHING for the people who are important to him. He has devoted COUNTLESS hours of his time unselfishly to our family, school, work, friends, among other things. He is also one of the most generous people I know. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it...and everyone that truly knows him loves him for who he is.

I believe whole-heartedly that I would not be where I am today if it weren't for my Dad. He has always pushed me to do my absolute best, in sports, school, and life, because he knows what I am capable of. My parents were a little strict during high school, but looking back now I know that they only did it for my own good. It's amazing as you get older, you realize nearly everything your parents told you was right. Because when push comes to shove, they only have your best interest at heart.

People say that sometimes the only person a girl can trust with her heart is her Daddy...and if that's true then I think mine is in very safe keeping. <3

1 comment:

  1. My family has been associated with yours since Erin and Bethany met in Sunday School and it went from there! Because of your dad, Erin played rec ball in Enterprise. Because of your dad, Erin played with Liberty Belles. Because of my association with both of your parents, I have come to know them through the years as incredibly generous. You girls are your daddy's heart and life's blood. I can't believe there will ever be a time when your parents' home won't be a safe haven for all of you. You haven't hesitated to go there at any point in your life and I'm so glad that you found what you needed when you came home this weekend. Many things will change over the years between you and your parents and your relationship with them, but the core trust and support of that relationship will remain constant. The other changes are simply natural shifts in the way you will relate to each other. Think of the way your mother's parents depend on her and the way she has taken that responsibility on without a second thought. Your parents have provided for you a solid foundation you can count on regardless of the situation. Your daddy is strong-willed but if you think about it that characteristic is diplayed strongest in defense of family. He's your biggest fan and your heart will always, always be safe with him. From what I understand you were able to participate in a little retail therapy yesterday...daddies are also very good for that!