Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I dont know.

I dont know what I'm doing with my life.


I dont know what classes to take.


I dont know if I want to stay in my major.


I dont know what I'm passionate about.  


I dont know if I want to go on a mission.


I dont know if I just want to lay in bed and not make any decisions (well, actually thats the one thing I do know I want to do).


I dont know how I became an adult all of a sudden.  Maybe I'll just go back to being a kid again.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Have the BEST Dad in the World.

There is no question about it.  I know I might be just a little bit partial, but its true.  
My dad is the best dad in the world.
  
I've always known this, but I've noticed it more and more recently.  


My dad has always been an amazing example to me and all my sisters.  He sets goals AND accomplishes them better then anyone I know.  If I can ever accomplish half as much as him, I know my life will be incredible.  


In high school, when I would get up for Seminary and go down to eat breakfast, many a dark mornings my dad would already be down in the family room reading his scriptures and praying or already downstairs running on the treadmill (And he didnt even have to be up at 5:30 in morning!).  


He is the most patient person I know.  Literally.  I cant tell you how many times I have stayed up late, stressed out over homework assignments in high school and he patiently stayed up trying to get me to calm down and finish what I was doing.


He always puts the needs of my mom and sisters before his.  He puts up with all our weird ideas and plans and never complains, no matter what crazy thing we want to do this time.  (oh except maybe that one time he complained about the humidity in South Carolina and we'll never let him forget it :))  He is selfless.


He is always trying to improve himself and tries to do things he loves every day.  A few years ago, my dad realized he had always wanted to take singing lessons, and finally started taking lessons.  Not long after, he sang his first duet/solo on stage and did an incredible job.  He also makes time to play ultimate frisbee and tennis almost everyday. 

My dad goes to the temple EVERY SINGLE week.  At least I dont know of a week he has missed.  All the temple workers know him and have grown to love him (who doesnt?).  He will also share neat stories that happen to him there. 


He loves giving me advice (especially about boys) and makes it a point to emphasize everything about a million times.  But I love it.   


He sends us motivational emails and "good" and "great quotes" every day.  They always make my day.  


Every little kid that meets him will love him.  He should be a preschool or kindergarten teacher in his next life.  One time, my little cousin Jacob admitted to him, "I've always liked you."  Only to my dad...despite the fact that the whole vacation Em and I had been fighting for Jacob's attention - apparently he liked my dad better :(.  I cant wait till I have my own kids and can send them off to play with my dad. 

Well I could go on and on all night about how awesome my dad is.  If I can marry someone as perfect as him someday I will be so lucky.  But, I should probably go study for my human development midterm first...