All my life, I've been proud to be a self-declared "Daddy's Girl." My dad is amazing. He's generous, funny, strong and has always guided my siblings and I in everything that we've done in life. I get along great with my dad, and have always volunteered to go on errands or drives with him to Home Depot or Best Buy just to hang out with him. He's always made sure that I have everything I need and more. When I used to work my summer job at the town beach, he would make a special trip just to bring me iced coffee and a bagel to make sure that I had something to eat and to keep me company. For Valentine's Day my sophomore year, he drove up to see me at school and brought me a big bouquet of flowers and a rose for each of my roommates. He's so thoughtful and has always made sure that I know exactly how I deserve to be treated. When life gets hard or I'm unsure about something, he always has the best advice to give to make me feel better.
Thanks to my dad, I've never needed any guys in my life because I already have the best one there is. We get along so well that sometimes we do gang up on mom (sorry, mom), but he’s so amazing to my mom. My dad has definitely set the bar high for any relationship.
My dad taught me how to drive, he taught me how to golf and what good champagne is; all necessities in life. He’ll send me funny pictures of our dogs because he knows that I miss them when I’m away at school. We’ll go golfing just so I can drive the cart. I’ve called him at 2 a.m. to pick me up and he never gets mad. When I make mistakes, he’s always forgiving. When I was really little and we went to the beach, he would lift me up over the waves. All of my friends love my dad honestly because of how cool and down-to-earth he is. I know that he would never judge me without reason, but that above all, he wants me to have fun and be safe. I can count on my dad for anything and I know that he’d be there for me in a second. I’m so lucky to have a guy like him in my life and I never take him for granted. My relationship with my dad is something that I appreciate every day. I don’t know what I would do without his support, especially in such a confusing period as college can be. I try my best every day to make him proud and I hope that I do.
I love you, dad.
Thank you for always being on my side.