Where to begin? You were a hard man to please. I fought for your attention and approval by doing anything and everything I could possibly do to make you proud of me. I wasn’t the most academic, athletic, or artistic, but you pushed my mind and body beyond its limits anyway. You kept the pressure on no matter what I pursued, and for the longest time, I felt like there was no end to your persistence. I failed you more times than I can count, but it was also in those moments that your tough love never let me quit.
Now that you’re fighting your own battles with your health, I see that unstoppable force yet again. I can’t imagine what it feels like to get dialysis treatments three times a week, but in your days of recovery, you stare death in the face with undeniable strength and unwavering courage. I‘ve gotten to know your perseverance my whole life, and I can say with full confidence that it‘s been passed down to me. I’ve still got a long way to go, but I hope to be half the man you are.
Happy Father’s Day, and thank you for showing me what it takes to be a man.
Napa Valley has always been a destination on my bucket list.🍷Ever since I watched parent trap with Lindsay Lohan 😆 I was fascinated by it! I wanted to visit and NEVER in a million years would I think I would get the privilege of being taken there by my CEO and president. They surprised the platinums and took us on a party bus to the famous Napa sign, then took us to an amazing, exclusive winery where we tasted some of the finest wine, one was priced at $350 a bottle. 😐 We were then served a 5 course meal by a private chef that was OUT OF THIS WORLD and had the privilege of meeting the owner of the winery. We finished the day off by dining at an incredible restaurant in downtown Napa where the food was again, out of this world! Our CEO surprised us with some amazing gifts and so many good things to come. I never dreamed these kinds of things would happen to a little girl like me from Idaho. If this can become my reality, it can become yours, too. Reach for the stars and push to make your dreams come true! 🙏🏼🌙 You never know what can come from pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.