I can only imagine that being a dad to 3 girls was no easy task for my old man. But being girls didn’t stop him from enrolling us all in karate, taking us fishing, or teaching us how to shoot a basketball. Growing up I never felt inferior to boys and I was confident I could do just about anything they could do. And I have no doubt my dad taught me that. He also instilled in me an appreciation for learning and was the one who helped me with all my math homework.
Not only did I inherit his physical traits like blue eyes and light hair, I also got a healthy dose of his personality. I can thank him for my impatience, stubbornness, and a bit of feistiness. I also fill out my crosswords in all caps because that’s just how Dad did it.
My Mama is a pillar of strength. She is hands-down the most giving, selfless person I know. She was born to be a mother.
For 20 years she was a military wife and held down the fort for months at a time while my dad was deployed. She ran the house on a strict schedule and drove us to and from numerous after school and weekend activities.
While I may not resemble her at all, I know for a fact that I got my compassion and kindness from her.
I love you both!