This article is for the man who does it all. Who works, coaches, teaches, and cares- thank you. I don't say it nearly enough.
From the beginning you have always been there at those freezing figure skating practices or Saturday morning soccer games up until my final senior night you were there. You would bring me to the field to help me practice things that I needed to improve on and drive me to those early morning tournaments. Even though you never played field hockey you learned about the game so you could help me get better and become the player that I was. Along the way you taught me things outside of the sport like how to advocate for myself, to go the extra mile, and to ask for help when I needed it. I still use those skills everyday and I am so thankful I developed them.
Thank you for being a role model and a person I could look up to. No matter what it is, you give everything 100 percent and I think that is one of the reasons why I am such a perfectionist in everything I do. Thank you for showing me what hard work looks like. At the office or out in the yard I can always see how hard you are working.
Thank you for driving me to school every morning. I looked forward to those rides and that time we spent together. They made a difficult time so much easier for me.
Thank you for supporting me and allowing my dreams to become a reality. If it was figure skating, field hockey, or academically you have always been behind me. You have given me so much advice about athletics and life in general that has helped me make some difficult decisions. In the end some dreams and goals don't always work out, but your support and love is always there. Thank you for being proud of me, even when I'm not proud of myself. You know I am way to hard on myself and it means so much that you are proud of me. You help me realize the positive things that I do and have accomplished.
As I sit here and write this letter I realize that I am probably missing a lot of things you do. I want you to know that I appreciate everything you do for our family and I love you so much. I am so lucky to have such a great dad and role model in my life.