“Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.” – Marinela Reka
If you know me then you know I am a Daddy’s Girl and I’m not ashamed. To celebrate Father’s Day I asked my dad some questions to give you all a little more insight on why he is my fav. Check it out!
You are a great dad and have been for as long as I can remember but did you always want to be a dad? Or even think about it?
“Yes, I always wanted to be a dad ever since I was 13 years old. A friend of mine had a boy when he was like 13 or 14 and after that I decided I would like to have me a boy and then it happened. After the boy your mom and I decided he needed a playmate so we tried again for a girl and had you. We wanted a boy and a girl. That was the thing to have a boy and a girl.”
You have had a rough 2- 3 years. What did you learn?
“I learned to not take my health for granted. When I was in the bed not able to get up to even look outdoors I told God if he gave me another chance I would stay busy and keep going and that’s what I try to do every day. I learned to live every day like it’s my last, make sure and have some money saved for a rainy day and I learned to have faith, truly believe and trust in God and to believe Jesus Christ died on a cross for our sins, you have to believe to keep it moving.”
What keeps you going?
My family! When I was about to go out of here the only thing I kept thinking about was who was going to be here for y’all. The way the world is with all this evil and wickedness I have to be here to have y’all’s back. On the days I was about to give up because I was tired of feeling bad I believe it was the holy spirit who said they need you. I needed to try everything I could because I needed to be here for y’all. Y’all are the ones who pulled me through. If not for y’all, I wouldn’t have made it. Without my family I would not have had anything to fight for. I couldn’t imagine being gone and not being here for y’all.”
SN: If you know me then you know this about took me out.
You and I are super close. We talk every day. How do you think we got here?
“We understand each other. 90% of the time we are on the same page. We see things the same way. You inquire a lot, you always listen and you have an old soul. We like the same music, you know old cars, and we talk about other people’s personalities. We are always in sync, we just click and we always have. We always have been able to communicate. I always let you be you and so I think that always made you comfortable and know that you could talk to me about anything without judgement.”
Some people think you have me a bit spoiled because of all you did/do for me. Why is that?
“Because I love you and because I want the best for you. For me to be able to do something for you makes me feel good because I know I am contributing to your life. Everyone needs their mother and father. I grew up without a father and pretty much without a mother so I just always wanted to be there. I feel like I should always be there for you and with you. I was there when you and your bother took your first steps and first words and that means something. It was a thrill to see you and your brother grow up. Every parent should always be there.”
What is it like being my dad?
“It’s an experience. It makes me proud to see the achievements you have made, your strides and your ability to adapt. Even though you do get nervous about things you keep going. Watching you grow makes me proud. You never cease to amaze me. You impressed me to move to a city without us and have yet to come back home and you have thrived and that’s a thrill. Sometimes I worry about you being there by yourself but you are not the kind of kid that likes to hang out, drinking, getting high, and having all different kinds of men so I don’t worry about you as much. You are focused and know what you want and that’s a good thing.”
Would you want me to move back home?
“If you want to. You see your room hasn’t been changed. Anytime you want to, you can come back.”
Anything else you want to add?
“I’m proud of the woman that you have become and your achievements. Very, very, very proud of you.”
Now you see why I love him so and why he is my #1. I consider it a blessing to have him as a dad and I hope we have many more Father’s Day to celebrate.