To My First Love <3

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Grand-Dads, Soon-to-Be Dads and Cat Dads (ManFriend I am talking to you ❤ and I love how much you love our little furbaby!)

I am beyond blessed to have such incredibly smart, strong and funny men in my life. I have grown up with incredible role models in my dad, grandfathers and uncles. I am enternally grateful for all they have contributed to my life and taught me over the years. Their knowledge and vast experience never ceases to amaze me!

I love you more than you’ll ever know and can’t thank you enough for giving and teaching me all that you have!

To my Dad –

Most girls have a very special bond with their dad because, well, hes your dad. Dad’s can make your scraped knee better, teach you how to ride a bike (and pick you up when you fall), coach your cheerleading team, scary away the boogie man, make you laugh when nobody else can and will 12697141_3878179468134_3391966413277042551_oalways, ALWAYS be there to dry your tears.  

I’m a extremely blessed and a very lucky girl, because I not only have one amazing dad, but he is also my best friend and boss!

My dad has been the major guiding force in my life, and everything I am, I owe to him. I think the hardest part of my life was about 2 years ago when I had to make my first decision and had to side with my manfriend, over my dad… Given the situation sometimes you have to do whats right for the relationship…

Friends, colleagues and strangers at starbucks often tell me that I am a force, “so confident”, articulate, strong in my convitions and a real “go-getter”… Well, all of that is because of my dear ol’ dad!

I wanted to make sure I’ve said THANK YOU, because without you and mom I wouldn’t be who or where I am today and for that…I owe EVERYTHING…

To my original first love and OG Best Friend,

  • Thank you for teaching me how to eat the icing out of the oreos, then once I graduated from that how to make a double stuffed…
  • Thank you for catching me all those times I tried to fling myself out of my crib… Your high school football days paid off!
  • Thank you for teaching me (and the entire neighborhood) to ride a bike
  • Thank you for teaching me how to take a joke, sarcasm and to poke fun at myself
  • Thank you for starting up the PAL – Cheerleading League, when there wasn’t one… Just becIMAG00321ause I wanted to be a cheerleader! You’re high jump was always the best…
  • Thank you for teaching me the importance of being a good friend and that it is quality over quantity… and for wiping my tears when girls were just TOO MEAN!
  • Thank you for always making sure I got back up and kept on truckin!
  • Thank you for teaching me to rise above the bullshit and the pettiness and be a good person…. Even if it meant taking the high road…
  • Thank you for putting up with all of us CRAZY Girls – I am VERY sorry for my pre-teen and teenage years… You didn’t deserve that…
  • Thank you for teaching me that EVERYTHING happens for a reason… Even though I refused to listen and believe that at 17 years old, at 27 years old,  I will admit to the world and lovely strangers who read my blog, that not getting into Bentley University the first time around was 100% OK, going to FPU was absolutely the right decis20150625_202844000_iOSion for 18 year old naieve Aly… and ok… FINE… YOU WERE RIGHT.
  • Thank you for always being yourself and not giving a damn what others thought! You’re the shit and thats what matters! You go Glen CoCo!
  • Thank you for always being the life of the party and throwing KICK ass parties that make incredible memories!
  • Thank you for always and continuing to be there for
    me, when I need to have sense talked into me, my crazy scheme talked down or just to tell me to RELAX…
  • Thank you for believing in me…
  • Thank you for teaching me what real, true and honest love is by how you treat the momma…
  • Thank you for teaching me how to be confident in my convictions and to stand up for what I believe it.
  • Thank you for trying to teach me not to sweat the little things
  • Thank you for teaching me the words of YODA early on that there is only “Do or Do Not, there is no try”…
  • Thank you for giving me the force
  • Thank you for just being the GREATEST DAD, Friend, Boss and Guy around.
  • Finally, thank you for empowering me to be the strong, independent and condident business woman you know I am capable of being. Additionally thank you for teaching me everything on communications and customer service that my VERY EXPENSIVE Bentley University Communications Degree, did NOT…

You are my best friend and I hope you know I wouldn’t be who I am today, if it weren’t for your constant love, encouragement and support.

 

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Look how skinny we were 😀

I love you dad. I hope you know that not a day goes by that I am not grateful or count my blessings to be your daughter!

Happy Fathers Day! ❤

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