This week thankful Tuesday post is about my father. A person that loves me for me and that’s always there for me. He has never stopped me from going after what I want in life and he has taught me so many things.
My father is one of my best cheerleaders and he has read almost everything I have written. And he is the one that has taught me about photographing. That’s an interest that we both have and can talk for hours about. Like what kind of camera we would like to own. Places we would like to visit and photograph.
When I have bad days, he sometimes follows me to campus and sits in the car so I have some support on hard days. And that feels really safe so I actually can go to my lectures. And to clarify, he sits in the car for a maximum of two hours. And he leaves the car and walks around campus. It’s just that he is close and I have someone there if something happens.
My father is a great person to call if I am having a panic or anxiety attack. I usually try calling my husband first, then it’s my father or mother depending on the time in the day. My father has a calm voice that helps me relax and we can talk about anything so I don’t think about the things that started my attacks.
And he is a great “grandfather” to my dogs. They love him. And he spoils them, which they love. He is a great dogsitter and he and my mom often help with the dogs when my husband and I can’t take them with us. Like when we went to England this summer.
So to summarize. I am thankful to have my father as my father. And I love him very much.