i am a week behind on my gratitude challenge because of my unplanned blog break, but i am excited to be doubly grateful this week!
since i have such a close-knit family, it was hard for me to focus on just one family member for whom i'm grateful. but since i'm a serious daddy's girl, i think it comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me that i chose to write about my daddy!
similar to the previous "my family is the best" argument, i literally know no person who is better than my dad. he is the best dad/man/human ever.
there is honestly no way to describe how much he does for people, whether they are family, friends, strangers, or "enemies" (though he would never call them that). he is incredibly humble, generous, and wise.
my brother and i always used to groan over the sermon-long life lessons he would give us, but i have found that everything he shared has been true. and even though i didn't appreciate what he said at the time, he never gave up on trying to impart his knowledge to me. he has gotten me out of a myriad of sticky situations, and he has never once held my transgressions against me or judged me.
he is my fellow wine connoisseur, the willing victim of all of my practical jokes and pranks, and the person i know will always listen with a mind towards both compassion and finding solutions. my life would be a mere iota of what it is today were it not for him.
bonus: he's also a great dancer and a horrible joke-teller. what's not to like?