Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wonderful World of Dad

For those of you who know me you know that I still live at home with my dad. Well, in reality I did move out to go to college in Colorado and I wasn't planning to return home after college. I wanted to go work for Disney with my best friend Shannon, but then things changed. Between my junior and senior year of college my parent's divorce was finalized and my dad got sole custody of my four little sisters. This meant that he had to be both parents to them on a full-time basis while he tried to work to support them. So, I changed my plans and moved home to help out. But that story isn't the focus of today's blog. This post centers around a very important event that is taking place tomorrow. The wonderful holiday of FATHER'S DAY is on Sunday June 15,2008 and i want to devote the rest of this blog to telling my dad how Amazing he is. I know that we don't always get along, but i know that he loves me no matter what happens. As long as i can remember i have always felt so loved when i think about my dad. I remember going on business trips with him when we lived in Texas. I remember when i would get hurt i would cry for my Daddy. He has always been my hero, even though he doesn't fly or wear a cape. He always try to be fair when it comes to letting us girls do the same things as the boys do. I love to help him work on fixing things like cars or construction projects around the house, even if all i do is hold a hammer or flashlight. One of my favorite things to do with him is to talk to him about how cars run, or even better to ask him to tell me stories about his childhood. I really wish that i could have met his parents (who both passed away before i was born) so that i could thank them for helping him become the best dad in the world. I know that no one is perfect, which means he must not be either, but i think he's probably as close as they come to it. Now that we work together i feel like i'm so blessed to get to spend all day with him. He knows so much about everything we deal with and know he can answer any question i have. I even enjoy it when we get to work and Roger, that we work with, calls us the Peterson twins. I know that my life could have been different if i had moved to Florida with Shannon to work for the Wonderful World of Disney. But then i wouldn't get to experience the Wonderful World of Dad every day, so i have absolutely no regrets about my decision. Stanley Terry Peterson is the best dad in the whole world and has sacrificed so much for our family and he deserves to be honored every day of the year, not just on one.

P.S. My suggestion to everyone is that you take the time to tell your dad that you love him tomorrow and make him feel like the most important person in your life, even if it's just for one day.