As I did for Mother’s Day.. I would like to stop and say thank you! Thank you to my incredible Dad and to dads and father-figures all over the world.
I will always remember the Christmas store that my Kindergarten had so that all of us in my class could bring our change and buy gifts for our family. I excitedly picked out an art easel decoration for my mom and a Super Dad notepad for my dad.
I could not wait for Christmas to come after my selection because I was sure that I had just picked out the greatest presents ever! What more could my parents want but a decoration and a notepad!?
… of course when Christmas day came my parents were thrilled with their gifts! Three years ago in 2010, during my first trip to Germany I bought my dad a mug that said “Du bist Super Papa“! On it is a lion with a superhero cape on and his arm up in the air.
My dad, my personal super hero.
As a little girl, I thought my dad was the funniest… As a pre-teen I began to understand what people meant when they used to say “he’ll embarrass you someday”… As a teenager, I just wanted my dad to let go of the reigns and stop trying to hold me so tight. I wanted my dad to trust that I could do everything on my own (being the all-knowing teenager that I was)… now as a young woman, I am so glad that my dad is still here, ready to listen, make me laugh, embarrass me, frustrate me… whatever.
You see, I will continue to grow up … but in my dad’s eyes I have come to realize that I will always be his little girl and in my eyes my dad will always be my Super Dad or in German my Super Papa!