Five Minute Friday: Trust

Trust, when I think of the word, you come to mind.   You have embodied this word in my life in so many ways.    There was never a question in my mind that you would be there.   I grew up with the security that through the phases of life, the awkward transitions, the celebrations, and the tears, you would be near.    I didn't have to look to find you or wonder where you were, you were right there, a stable presence in my life. 

A daddy plays an important part in a girl's life, and you have been that very important part in mine.   From painting my fingernails for the first time to crossing the line of the half marathon, you have been there.    You were consistent through the college years, even though those were not easy for either of us.  You showed me the kind of man I wanted to marry, to be the father of my children, and to wait until I found him.

Trust is a big word, a quality that is sometimes hard to find.    How fortunate I am that you are my dad, someone I can trust, look up to, and have as a friend.   You taught me what it means to be passionate.   You taught me what it means to be open minded, confident, and strong. 

I don't say it as often as I should, but thank you Dad, for being someone I can trust, for being present, being understanding, and for loving.  

Linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Fridays.  Today's word: Trust.