Who Inspires You – Batdad Edition:
*This week we were asked to connect our class theme (superheroes) to one of the writing assignments we complete. When I saw this assignment, I thought it would be the absolute best one to make that connection.
They always say a girl’s first love is her dad and I couldn’t agree more. You’re the first one who made me laugh so hard I cried, the one who chased me around the yard until I couldn’t run anymore, the one who wiped away my tears after I fell off my bike (even though you promised you wouldn’t let go).
You made my childhood great, but you also made my adolescent years easier to get through. I remember coming home from school early one day – I was crying because some boy had broken my heart and you weren’t even mad that I had left school. You sat me down, told me that everything was going to be fine and that this was just a part of growing up – then you sent me back to school to finish my work for the day. It was in that moment when I realized how much of an inspiration you were, and continue, to be to me.
You inspire me with your positive outlook towards life. Life hasn’t always been that great to you, but you always manage to somehow find the silver lining in every situation. You inspire me with your compassion. I remember when you got into that awful car accident when I was younger and you called me from your hospital bed to make sure I was alright. You were the one in the hospital and you called me to make sure I was alright. You inspire me with your resilience. No matter how many times you get knocked down – you always pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and continue to venture on. You inspire me with your passion. You put your heart and soul into all of your endeavors in life.
Lastly, you inspire me to be the best version of myself. I look up to you. In my daily life I try to be just like you – compassionate, resilient, passionate, and optimistic. I have never been more proud to know such an amazing individual. You have taught me so many life lessons and I have so much to thank you for, but I will simply end this by thanking you for inspiring me in life. Thank you for making me want to be a better person everyday.