Dear Dad,

I know you have probably been waiting for me to dedicate one of my articles to you since I just wrote one for mom, haha, so here it is and I hope it makes your day even better.

I just first want to say thank you for being my dad because I probably wouldn't nearly be the same person that I am today without you being in my life. Even though there are days where we both can be pretty stubborn towards one another, I wouldn't want it any other way.

You are still a kid at heart, which I love, and you inspire me to try to stop myself from worrying so much about the little things in life, even when it's difficult for me to do. Thank you for also being someone I can talk to about basically everything and anything. I am thankful that both you and mom have created a family atmosphere where we all can be open and honest with one another, during both the good and bad times.

Thank you for always taking care of and looking out for me, and both you and Jordan always making sure that my car is safe to drive and for usually teaching me a thing or two along the way.

Also, how could I forget to mention football? You know that you are the one who got me into the football scene and sometimes it definitely can be a bad thing because of how intense the games can get, but I love spending time with you watching both the college and NFL games every week. It never gets old and it always puts a smile on my face, unless we lose a game.

I will never forget when we went to the Seahawks and Buccaneers game last year and that was my first time ever watching an NFL game live. The game didn't end the way I hoped it would, but it was one of the best days I have ever had and I will never forget those fun memories we shared that day together.

In all seriousness, though, you have always stuck by my side no matter what and I could not be more grateful for that, dad. You are always there to cheer me up in one way or another when I am feeling down and that means more to me than words could ever describe.

You are one of the most hardworking people I know, you and mom both are, and that motivates me each day to strive for greatness. Thank you for all you do, not only for me but for our entire family every single day. I love being able to come home from work every night and have a good laugh about how our days were.

Thank you for somehow always being able to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. Whether you tell a lame joke or just give me a hug, it doesn't go unnoticed and I will always be thankful for that. Your unconditional love and support mean the entire world to me and I hope I continue to make you proud as life goes on.

I know that you always tell me that I am your favorite daughter, even though I am your only daughter, but I am proud to call you my dad and I could go on and on about how you are the best dad that a girl could have. Thank you for dealing with all my shenanigans, sarcasm, and for being so kind and understanding at the same time.

Dad, I just want you to know that I will always treasure the fun times we have had together and they will forever be held in a special place in my heart. I will never be able to thank you enough for your continuous love and support throughout my life, and for always knowing the right thing to say to make my day. I know I may not show you how much I appreciate you all the time, but I do more than you know.

No matter how old I am, I will always be your little girl. I love you forever, dad.