People used to say that my father and I looked alike when I was younger. That may be true, but what means the most to me is that these days, people say that our personalities are alike. He has such a big heart and is so passionate about what he believes in, even if it means risking his life. He knows just the right words to say to make me feel better and when to not say anything and just give me a hug.
It was a bumpy road for our family, but as you grow older you realize that your parents are human and they make mistakes too. All that matters is that in the end they are still there for you and still love you even after the stupid mistakes you make. He always told me how proud he was of me when I won those math trophies, graduated high school early, graduated college with honors, got my first real job, moved from crappy job to crappy job to great job, and right before he walked me down the aisle.Note: Sorry for the not so great picture quality. I haven't picked all the photos I want to receive on CD from my wedding, yes I know that was over three months ago. Please do not stone me.
"You're beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world. But to me you know you'll always be,
My little girl."