My Dad, My Hero

Hey everyone! Hope you are all doing well! I know I haven’t posted in a few weeks, but I’m back this week with a special post. With Father’s Day being this weekend I wanted to dedicate a post to my incredible dad.

He’s always encouraged me to be the best person that I can be, and has always had my back. He’s the type of dad who bought me both Army men and Barbie dolls. He’d let me watch stuff like WWE and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with him when I was a kid, which always made me feel cool. He’s introduced me to some great music, and has been open to me introducing him to music as well. He’s a listening ear, and also always gives great advice whether it’s what I want to hear or not. Whenever I have a problem he almost always seems to have a solution. Overall, I consider my dad to be one of my heroes for all the things I just said and more.

My dad is known for a lot of things. He’s known for his constant humor. He’s known for his love of westerns, and country music. He’s known for his love of football. He’s also known for the smile he wears on his face a large amount of the time. There’s one thing about my dad though that I feel may often go overlooked. It’s not necessarily something that is unknown, but it’s something that I believe is highly underrated. The one thing that stands out to me when I think of my dad is his willingness to sacrifice his time, energy, money, and more for other people.

He served his country for several years by serving in the Army. He’s served at the churches he’s attended. He’s helped strangers when he’s seen them in need. He’s also always willing to help friends and family whenever he can. There’s been so many times where I’ve heard him talk about how he can’t wait to have chill time on the weekend and sleep in. Then someone calls him up or posts something about needing help, and he ends up saying he can help. Even at times where he wasn’t feeling his best I’ve seen him get up and go to help others.

Not only has he served in those ways, but he’s also worked hard to take care of my mom, sister, and I. He always says “anything for my girls,” and he means it. When we wanted pets he allowed us to get pets even though he isn’t a huge animal person. If we come up for an idea of something we’d like to do in our rooms or around the house he finds a way to get it done. He’s driven my sister and I to events that we would like to go to, and has even sat in the car waiting for us to come out of different events. For instance we had tickets to Hunter Hayes one time, and he drove us to the concert. He sat in the car while we were at the show, and then drove us home. He didn’t have to do that, but he did. As I said before my dad is a football fan, but one time he passed on watching a football game so that my sister and I could watch a hockey game instead.

Whether it’s something big or small my dad has lived by example in the action of serving others. He doesn’t look for attention when he does these things. It’s not about what he can get out of it, but about how he can help others. I greatly admire him for this attribute, and if I could be even half as generous as he is I’d be happy. I’m happy to have someone like him in my life, and I feel that anyone who knows him would most likely agree.

My dad has taught me a lot throughout life by giving advice, but some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from him is through watching his actions. He’s giving, thoughtful, funny, smart, goofy, hard working, and most importantly he’s my dad. I unfortunately probably don’t say it enough, but I’m so thankful to him for all he does.

My dad always reminds my mom, sister, and I that he loves us all very much. So dad I know you’ll probably read this because you are so supportive of what I do, and always read my posts. I want you to know that I love you as well. You are my hero, and I’m grateful for every single thing you do.

I’d love to hear something about your dad or a father figure in your life that has made an impact in your life. So feel free to comment below with any stories or life lessons you have about those figures you admire/acknowledge on father’s day. Thanks for reading! See you next week!


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